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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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


"Can I drive?"

Les and Ryan made it safely to New York today. They left from the Gwinnett Airport on a little plane that seated 8-10 for Roanoke, VA. They changed planes there onto a plane that seated 4 and flew to Manhattan. I don't know anything about planes, and I'm sure the boys could tell you all about them. I just know from Ryan that they were "cool!". They are snuggled into the Ronald McDonald House for the night. Tomorrow they go through admissions, meet Dr. Kramer, and have the MIBG injection. On Thur. and Fri. they will do MRIs of brain and spine (even though he just had them at Scottish), CT (I'm guessing the usual chest, abdomen, pelvis), MIBG scan, and bone marrow aspirates. I hate that he has to endure all of this all at one time, but at least it will be done and there are lots of distractions. Les' cousin Christine is taking them to see the Lion King on Thursday night. I am so glad he has that to look forward to. Thank you Christine, Ken, and John for all you did for my guys today! Please pray for good scan results and a safe trip back home. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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