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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, January 29, 2008


Hangin' in there.

Please pray for strength and courage for our Lighthouse friends, the Millers. Their sweet and beautiful daughter, Taylor, passed away yesterday after a very long battle with bone cancer. Taylor has two sisters who will miss her very much.
Ryan had a good checkup today with Dr. George. He is starting week 2 of the three weeks of chemo. It doesn't seem to slow him down. He got an excellent report card yesterday. He was really proud of himself.
We haven't learned a whole lot more about the pathology report, except that there was no skin involvement. We had been a little worried about that earlier on. I have had one of the drains removed, and another one is ready to be taken out, but I am not looking forward to that. It hurt like heck getting the first one out. I have an appt. to go back to Emory to Dr. O'Regan on the 11th and will get all the answers then. Thanks for checking in on us. Much love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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