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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, November 18, 2008


Back on Chemo

Ryan checked in with his Dr. today. No word on his counts yet, I'm sure they are just barely OK. We will start the 1st of 5 days of IV chemo here at the house. It is so much easier for us to take care of it here while he's sleeping and he is far less likely to get sick. We are also hoping that we can start radiation quickly here in Athens, what a break that would be not to have to drive to Emory everyday. Ryan's question to Dr. George was "will my hair fall back out with this chemo"? - No. "Can I get my Ommaya Port out"? - No. "Can I get this plate out of my head"? - No. There you go. We are all looking forward to the arrival of Jimmy and Grandma and Grandpa, just two more days! A little bird has told me that Missy had some good news over on her page..hmmm... Thanks for being there for us and sending a loud and clear request to the big guy! Lots of love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

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