- Name: Ryan
- 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, June 24, 2008
We got a special treat running into Jared and his mom and dad at the clinic today. They are friends of ours from the Lighthouse. Jared was in for his yearly checkup. They are such a great family.
After our appt. we hung out with Smith and Julie for awhile before heading down to the airport to pick up Les's mom. It is so great to finally be back home. That is all the news for today, enough for me! Please start saying prayers for Ryan and his doctors. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan