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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.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


A new week ahead

It was a busy weekend with Will's soccer tournament, Missy's birthday and Mothers day. Ryan had a good weekend with all the activities including lots of swimming. He dragged me in tonight and I was surprised how warm the water is already. We have an appointment with Dr. George on Tuesday. We will schedule a MIBG scan and bone marrow aspirates sometime during the week. This will give us a good baseline on how to proceed. We are leaning towards the Phase I trial of 8H9 antibodies at Sloan in NY, if we qualify. Hopefully Dr. George will get to talk to them before we meet. Have a good week. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
Hi there!

I just wanted you to know that we are keeping tabs on you from afar. Missy and Ryan are in our prayers. Keep fighting! And as Matthew says "Never Give Up"!

Your Lighthouse Pals,
Nancy, Greg, Matthew, Logan and Brittany
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