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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.

Friday, November 07, 2008



Missy did not get much rest last night. We had thought that after the full day she had yesterday and more laughter than the Dr. would have ordered, she would sleep a lot of the night. Her Chemo was relatively uneventful. Only sick one time. She is very tired today. We are waiting on two more units of blood, bringing her total to 6 units this week, and then plan to head home. It is going to be a very difficult weekend for our family, please pray for the strength and guidance we will need. Please pray for our children who have been through more than a child needs to go through in an entire life time. We thank you for your notes and calls and apologize for not returning most of them. Every moment Missy has to rest is greatly needed. We have a nurse coming to the house on Sunday to have blood work done for a Monday morning appointment. Thank you for your patients with me. Love to all of Missy and Ryan's awesome support team. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
I am a visitor from Sarah Smith's website! We are all praying very hard for your family, and especially for Missy and Ryan!
Missy-Many people are lifting you and your family up in prayer. We love you!
I somehow "stumbled" onto your website, and was extremely touched by your family's story. Your courage in the face of adversity is inspiring. I will keep you in my prayers, that you will feel God's presence close beside you on every step of this difficult journey.
-Jenna in Canada-
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