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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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Nothing yet!

Sorry for the delay in updates. It has just been g0-g0-g0. We have put up signs, alerted the local vets and the pound, and yesterday morning my friend, Barre' and I hit a couple of close-by flea markets hoping to spot someone trying to sell Dixie. Nothing so far. (Thanks, Barre'!) The Barrow County News put an article in today's paper and we're hoping to shame someone into returning her. We're going to put in an ad offering a reward and hope someone will bring her home. We have the serial number on the computer so if it shows up at a pawn shop we should be able to get it back. It has all our pictures on it. :( They took my camera, Heidi's camera, and our video camera. They took my jewelry box and Heidi's jewelry box. I didn't have a lot of great jewelry, but there were things in there the kids had bought for me when they were so little, and a pin Ryan had made in Pre-K. I'd just like to get that stuff back. They took the kids' Wii game and a bunch of video games, too. It just makes me so mad and sick to think about it. We have to start compiling a complete list, and I have been putting that off.

Ryan is feeling so-so. He spent yesterday and last night playing with his buddy, Matt. We will take him tomorrow afternoon to get labs done again to see where his platelets are. He finishes the two weeks of accutane Wednesday morning. It usually takes about a week for his skin to recover. He is itching pretty bad, and we are trying to keep lotion on him, but he is like his daddy. They both hate the feel of that on their skin.

Heidi and Will both had soccer games yesterday. I'm going to try and replace my camera today, so maybe next weekend I can get some pictures. Actually, next Saturday is the Quiet Heroes Luncheon that benefits CURE. This is a day that I look forward to. I get to visit with all my cancer-mommy friends, and they are the strongest women you will ever meet. If you visit the website, there are many ways to make a donation including buying a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. Did somebody say 46" high-def plasma TV??

Les couldn't have had better weather for his golf game with CURE on Monday. His team finished in the middle of the pack, but the big winner was CURE. They expected a grand total of near $200,000!! They are funding research to find a cure for NB, and we are so thankful for all they do.

Thank you for your prayers for Ryan and for us this past week. Please keep praying for him, and please say a prayer for all the families hit by Ike yesterday. There are kids and their families braving it out in TX hospitals getting their chemo. Hans was fortunate enough to get in and out and escape the worst of the storm. We are off to our scary party later and that should be a lot of fun! Love, Les, Missy,Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
I cant even believe that someone would break in and steal stuff like that! What is this world coming to!? My heart just hurts for that situation! I hope that everything will run smoothly and Dixie and the pictures will return. Some things just arent easily replaceable! Thats so hard! Lots of prayers for Ryan and your family!
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