- 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 03, 2008
Three More Days of School!!!
Ryan swam in our first swim meet on Saturday. All three of the kids swam very well and got many ribbons. He has done better and better at practice. Tonight he practiced with the big kids, and I know he felt like such a big kid practicing flip-turns. We have another meet Thursday night in Jefferson. I will try and get a few pictures to post.
Friday is our last day of school-finally!! We are the only county still in school and all the kids (not just ours) are getting a little antsy. So are a few teachers I know!
A good friend of ours could use your prayers. Please say a prayer for little Luke Webb. He is having scans tomorrow and we want to see improvement after his second MIBG treatment. Please also ask for strength for his mommy. She is doing this by herself and has been doing an incredible job, but I know her fears all too well. I can' t imagine having to take care of Ryan alone. I'm not sure I would have the strength for that. Thanks for checking in on Ryan. Please keep praying for his happiness and good health. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan