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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.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Inpatient bound tomorrow

Ryan checks into Sloan tomorrow to gear up for the 3f8 antibody test dose on Wednesday. We are hoping and praying that the pain will be tolerable and nausea kept to a minimum. The easier it goes this time will surely help with getting him back up here for the next round. Missy will be coming up with him next Tuesday through Friday.

Busy day !
We met with Ryan's NY buddy Jon, for lunch, then toured "ground zero". We ferried around the Statue of Liberty and finished the day with a theme dinner at the "Jekyll and Hyde" restaurant. Lots of fun!
Please keep Ryan in your thoughts and prayers the rest of the week as we move into the unknown for us. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan.

Guest Book:
Hey Guys,

Good Luck with everything tomorrow. My advice to you for Ryan is keep the meds going all thru the night. You must tell the doctors and the nursing staff. Plus write it down so you know when and how much he can have. If they know you are keeping track they will keep on top of it. Also keep a bucket near by. Avery vomited about 20 min after the dose. Eat in the AM and skip lunch. I think the worse dose was the test dose. Things will get better with every dose. Expect Ryan to sleep alot. Bring ear plugs to the hospital or a white noise machine. The pumps go off every 5 minutes. Learn how to silence. Remember you wait for everything so get comfortable! Positive thoughts and prayers. I'm around if you want to talk. 651-428-6088 or 715-425-8283

Great photos!

Team brAvery
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