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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.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Good News and very, very sad news.

The good news came in an email this morning from Erika. Ryan's marrows are clear. Hooray!! With all this sleeping, we have been really worried about him. We know this is typical, but it is still hard to see him feel bad. It is usually so comforting to be with him because he usually feels pretty good. We haven't been too comforted lately.
Shortly after that, I got an email from Les. He is in TX on business and got a call from his mom that our nephew, Jerry, had a heart attack and passed away in the early hours this morning. Please pray for his wife and his little 4 and 6 year old boys. Jerry was only 28 and in the midst of, what I'm sure were, the best days of his life. I wish that Les and I were able to go up and be with the family, but with Ryan's scan on Thursday and our trip to NY on Monday, it seems crazy to even consider it. Please pray for all the Morgan family and the McGinnis'. The next week is going to be so difficult. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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I meant to leave you a message about somnolence syndrome. Erin had it back in the spring of 2003 and would fall asleep almost anywhere. As your doctor said, it is an after effect of radiation and will pass in its own good time. Try to be patient.
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