- 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.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
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