- 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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
It's that time again
We had an awesome time at JSP Day. The kids had fun on the lake, the waterslide, the moon-walk, etc, etc. Smith and Julie just out did themselves. We stayed late for the fire-works. Thanks, John and Smith for a great show. We are so thankful that they raised money for pediatric cancer research. Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets or made donations. I am not sure I have ever met someone who has taken such a personal tragedy and used it for so much good. Smith and Julie's strength shined on Sunday afternoon and is evident everytime I talk to them.
I got through my treatment on Monday. Dr. O'Regan is pleased with my progress. She gave me some meds to help manage some of my side effects. Hopefully, this week will go better than the last few. As always, thank ya'll so much for taking the time to check on us. Thank you for your prayers for all of us. We will be meeting with the bone marrow transplant team next week and Dr. George to make some plans for Ryan. Please pray that we make the right decisions that will lead to a complete cure for him so we can enjoy watching him grow up doing all the normal boy-things. We want for nothing more in this life than that. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan