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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.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


We've got some tough guys at our house!

We couldn't have asked for a better week with no fever than last. Thank you Ryan! I was seriously ready to walk out the door Thursday at 5am. He was right at 101 degrees but Missy made me stand down and wait a couple hours. She's so smart. It hovered around 100 for the next day and a half then back to normal. We really needed the time at home with everyone together. We should have Missy's first Emory visit near the end of next week then strap on our cancer battle gear and begin the new fight. I am hoping for at least a split chemo schedule between the two of them rather than at the same time. Ryan just got home from a little shopping (and pedi). He walked in the door in a complete football uni. He is such a mess! But he's happy!!!! Love Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan.

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