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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.

Sunday, November 09, 2008



Apparently that was Jeff Foxworthy! that came over with his brother Jay yesterday. Thanks for bringing him out with you Jay, I can see where he gets his sence of humor from! And again, many, many thanks for all you have done for Ryan. He will not forget it. (Smith said Jeff could take a little joke!)

Missy has had another good day, busy, busy. She made it to Heidi's soccer game for a while and got to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. She has eaten more today than in the last 5. Still not much but better than nothing. Thank you for all your notes and visits to Missy, I truly believe they have lifted her spirits way beyond where I thought it was possible. Love, Les Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan.

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