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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, April 04, 2008


We're Home!!

I don't believe there is a happier family around today just to be all under the same roof. Ryan got to come home around lunchtime, but not before a visit from our friend, Buck, from the Lighthouse. Thanks, Buck, for coming by. Yesterday was unbelievably long. It went longer than the gamma team predicted because the meticulous set-up all had to be done by hand. No automation today! Dr. Reissner said everything went incredibly well. They got 100% coverage. Sounds perfect to me! Our ambulance team arrived to pick us up before Ryan ever got to recovery, but was called away before he was ready to go. They called for another ambulance and we didn't have to wait too long for them. It was so nice to get him back to his bed at Scottish Rite, but he wasn't feeling too good. Thank Goodness for drugs for nausea and pain. We are keeping a close eye on him today. He is all smiles now that he is home. Thanks so much for your prayers for Ryan and our family. We will be cooking up his favorite meal tonight and are looking forward to sleeping in our own beds!! Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
hey morgan family it is teddie from family camp two years ago. you might not remember me but will and ryan do.
my mom is on the comittie for a walk on april 12 a saturday it is called the courage of hope walk. my family was wondering if supper ryan and and you family would like to join do not have to be a team or anything if you do not want to but we just would like you to join us if you are not bussey.
for mor info you can e mail my mom at and her name is kim.
we would love for your family to join us.
we are all glad that ryan is out of the hospital and happy

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