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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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Headed in this morning, early!

Just a quick update. Be sure and click on the cartoon below so you can read it. Ryan and Les will be heading into Scottish Rite soon this morning. Please pray that the upped dosage of the Cytoxan doesn't make Ryan sick. He will be getting nausea meds to help. He is so looking forward to our mountain trip as we all are.
I didn't learn any results from my tests last week. Evidently, the report did not include a pre-chemo comparison so Dr. O'Regan sent the report back for that. She did give me the ok to try an amino-acid supplement that is supposed to help with the tingling in my hands. Thanks, Julie! I can't wait to get that started.
For the third treatment day in a row I have come home to dinner delivered by some of the speech therapists in the county. I am so blessed to work with such a great group and I am so very thankful for their gifts.
Thanks for checking in and please continue to pray for Ryan and all his friends fighting. We finally took the plunge and signed onto the NB list-serv and the numbers of kids out there is staggering. We need our cure for all the children. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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