- 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.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
We got 1000 tags!
There are 902 reservations on record, but Renfore Outdoor Advertising and Butler Lexus have agreed to purchase 100 tags as part of an upcoming Butler Lexus’ “Joanna Tag” promotional campaign.
I can’t tell you how appreciative Misty, Paul and I are for all everyone has done to make this possible.
Please let the fine folks at Butler Lexus and Renfroe Outdoor know how much you appreciate not only their significant donation to get us to 1000 reservations but also the commitment to widespread distribution of the “Joanna Tag” once it goes into production. We have our sights now set on surpassing the “other” cancer plate currently in production, they have about 38,000. The model that Butler is using for their “Joanna Tag” campaign could be used by car dealers all over the state!
I am so proud of what we, together, have accomplished. It has been 2 years of dreaming about reaching this milestone. Now, it’s up to the state to get them manufactured and made available, and a full-blown marketing campaign for us to get sample plates in tag offices all over the state.
Joanna would be so proud.