- 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, July 29, 2008
Funs over :(
We meet with Dr. Riesner tomorrow after radiation. He is going to test Ryan's ommaya port to make sure it is functioning correctly for NY. I am not sure how we're going to react to the test, let alone Ryan. It makes my stomach queasy thinking about it. He is hoping to get the go ahead to swim, after his port is de-accessed on Friday, of course. The Tylenol has kicked in and he is playing with the spy-gear room alarms he bought today with some of his birthday money. Thanks so much for checking in on us and for your many prayers for Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan