- Name: Ryan
- 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.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Was Santa ever good to us!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas to all !
Lynn Crow shot the photo above and about 300 more. Hamilton Mill Publix brought the kids a present each and us a gift card. The decorating team that Kristin help put together really lifted us into and kept us in the Christmas mood, that was so important to us. We have had many, many visitors bringing us gifts and good tidings. We are very fortunate to have hundreds of people that care enough to go out of their way to bring joy into our lives. Most of you have been brought into our lives by the angel hallows that surround Missy and Ryan. They are good and caring. Both relish in bringing a smile to the faces of everyone they meet. They are why we have a small army helping our family through the toughest of times.
So Thank you again, one and all, and especially to my Missy and Ryan. With Hope and Belief, Merry Christmas. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
A Wonderful Holiday Gathering!
He's counting down the days...
Ryan is doing ok. He is so dried out from the Accutane. 2 more days. He finished radiation on Friday. Thank you, Karyn, and all the wonderful women who took care of him. They arranged for Georgia State Patrol officer, Curtis Bradshaw, to meet Ryan and give him a special gift-a football signed by Mark Richt just for Ryan. He loved it and he loved sitting in the patrol car and turning on all the lights! Thank ya'll so very much!
We are looking forward to a visit from our friends, the Howards, tomorrow. It will definitely be a fun time. Thank you for your prayers for Ryan and for me. Please keep praying for a cure for this terrible disease and a cure for all cancers. Pray for all the children fighting, for Jackson and for Joshua, and so many others. Hold your family and friends close and be thankful for everyday. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
What a great team at Athens Regional!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Here's those pics!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Identities revealed !
'Twas a month before Christmas and all through the land