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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, November 02, 2007


We're in for the weekend

We are just here hanging out at Scottish Rite. We didn't get a room until about 1 am, and we're not on 3North where our usual nurses are, but we will move up there sometime today. Ryan got platelets during the night (with no reaction, yea!!) and will get some red blood today to try and make him feel better. He is pretty quiet. His mouth hurts. We are doing the mouth rinses, but our nurse, Melissa, thinks it will get worse before it gets better. She doesn't see him going home before Monday. About the only thing that will make it better is a rise in his white count, and we're not seeing that right now. His fever is up and down, but Tylenol is doing the trick. They have ordered him some Lortab for the mouth pain and will up that to "the button" he can push and get IV pain med if we need to. Please say a prayer that his white count comes up soon and fights the mouth issues. He just wants to go home. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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