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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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



No fever but very nauseous. We were waiting in Nuclear med when Ryan started throwing up. I grabbed the closest trash can and saved a greater mess on the him, the wheel chair and the floor. We got him situated in the scanner and about a quarter of the way through the scan it happened again. He is very drugged up right now, so I reached the bucket into the scanner and caught it all. He never missed a beat and the Physicist said "we're doing good, let's not stop now". He finished his scan 20 min. later, then threw up one more time. He is back in bed now, resting but still very nauseous. If this is the worst...Thank you !

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Feel better Ryan!
I follow another sweet warrior, Syndey (fl/sydneysims/), who is going through 3F8 this week as well and has had a horrible time. I was reading her update and immediately thought of Ryan. What a blessing that he is doing so well with the treatment. I pray that continues and more importantly that those antibodies attack all those ugly cancer cells once and for all!
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