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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.

Monday, June 23, 2008


More Lighthouse Pics

These are just a few. You can see more pictures from our great week if you click on the link to the Lighthouse on the left hand column of our links. There is a link on the Lighthouse website to slide shows. Then click on retreat #4 (the most recent one). You can see just a bit of what goes on during a retreat. If you ever want to get involved with a great group of people, this is it. Your whole family can go on a retreat and volunteer. We met a young girl on this retreat named Tiffany who had seen a billboard about the Lighthouse and came knowing not a soul. She loved it and plans to bring her family back with her next time. We are so thankful to Melinda for her vision and her dedication and to all the volunteers who bring it all together and make it such a great experience. We love ya'll!!

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