- Name: Ryan
- Location: Athens, Ga, United States
Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above.
Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
5 sticks for Missy today, ouch!
Sorry keep you hanging so long. As you can imagine, it has been crazy around here lately. Ryan finished up his chemo on Friday. We will have his labs drawn tomorrow to check his counts. He got a lot of play time in with Matt this weekend while Will was at sibling camp. Thank you Camp Sunshine staff and volunteers. Will always has a great time and would stay a week if they would let him. We received very sad news that Jon Allmett, a long time volunteer and camp music-man passed away last week. The kids always loved it when Jon was at camp and they love playing his cd in the car. Please pray for Jon's family. The pictures are of Ryan and his gourds that he planted at my mom's friend's farm. They live just down the road and Ryan drove me down there on the golf cart to check them out. He was pretty proud of them. Thanks, Brenda and Bobby. The other picture is of a sign the kids and I painted for my mom. It was a small thank-you for taking such good care of Mackie while we were at the beach this summer. I have continued to have various appts to get ready to start treatment which happened today. Hooray!! I got one drug today by IV and will take oral chemo for the next week. I'll have a week off and then go back and do it again (probably 8 times). I am feeling great and just very glad to have started our attack. Ryan has enjoyed his two days of school. Heidi seems to be making a good transition into high school, and Will is missing some of his awesome 6th grade teachers. Thanks for checking in on us, and thanks so much for your prayers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan