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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.

Friday, September 14, 2007


What a week!

What a week, what a week! Ryan has had a good week at school. I think the multiplication tables are finally sinking in! I got my chemo on Tuesday and have been taking oral chemo each day. The side effects have been minimal so far. Ryan is headed off to play with Matt tomorrow. They bought a boat and are looking forward to a great time on the lake. Heidi and Will both have games tomorrow, and we so enjoy cheering them on. I hope you have been able to access the caringbridge site for the Dunn twins. I think some of you had trouble, but it has worked for me everytime. We are working on the next steps of Ryan's treatment with Dr. George, and will update with that when we have something definite. I think we will be traveling to Philadelphia for the MIBG treatment. There is still a lot to figure out. Please say a prayer for us as we continue to forge ahead with all that we have to deal with, and please pray for all of our friends and a cure for all cancers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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