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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.

Friday, August 01, 2008


Chemo's done for this round

I did it! I de-accessed him without any trouble. I was WAY more anxious about it than him. So chemo is over for this week. He had a little nausea each day, but it seemed short lasting. Dr. Reisner gave him the go ahead to swim so I am certain he will be in the pool later today. We didn't have radiation today. They are updating their software. He hasn't had any more headaches, so that is great! Hopefully, he won't have anymore. He has been asking if he can do the things he hasn't been able to since April-like jumping on the trampoline, jumping on his pogo-stick, and heading a soccer ball. We gave him the go ahead on everything except the soccer ball!
He has an interview today with someone from WSB Radio for the upcoming Care-A-Thon that raises tons of money for Aflac at CHOA, and then we are hoping to pick up some back to school stuff.
I go back to see my oncologist Monday just before Ryan's radiation. Luckily, they are in the same building, so that helps. I have one week of summer vacation left before I have to go back to work. The kids start on the 15th. I dread it SO much!!! Back to homework and bedtimes. Yucch! Yucch! Yucch!
Thanks for checking in on us and for your prayers for Ryan. Please continue to pray for him to feel good and for his cancer to never come back. Please also pray for all the kids on and off treatment and for a cure for all cancer. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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