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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 08, 2008


What a day!!

Ryan stayed at school till 11:30 today, which is the longest in the last week and a half. He missed everyday last week. I had an appt. with my dr. at Emory, and thanks to my friend, Linda, he was able to camp out at her house during my appt. We made it to Scottish Rite at 3:30 for a 15 minute injection and left at 6:15. It was soooo long and cold sitting around in radiology. The highways were packed with cars so we stopped at I-Hop for some blueberry pancakes, and finally made it home at nearly 9:00. Needless to say, we are pooped! We are all excited that Daddy is coming home tomorrow. He is going to be home in time for Ryan's MIBG scan. Please pray for a dark scan. I will go in feeling better knowing his marrows are clear, but it is still always a very nervous event. We have Family Camp this weekend at Camp Sunshine and are looking forward to some great time together. Thanks for checking in on us and for your prayers for Ryan. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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Praying for an excellent scan! By the way the gruesome scary pics below are veryyyyyyy realistic! Aghhhhhhhhh!

Take good care of each other!
Your Lighthouse Friends,
Nancy Vinson and family
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