- 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.
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Here's a great picture of the front of the house with the decorations. Doesn't it look like it has a warm, beautiful glow? We added the colored lights across the front. They are a Ryan must-have. We just love pulling up to the front and seeing the lights. The other picture is of the kids' Christmas tree. It has all their hand-made ornaments from over the years and one or two that we buy that signifies something from our year. This year we found the perfect ornament to add to the tree- a yellow taxi cab. It will remind us of our trips to NY (though I'd just like to forget some of it). Ryan is feeling good. His buddy, Matt, spent the night with him last night. It was great to see them playing like usual. He is half-way done with radiation. It seems to be going fabulously. We did a little bit of shopping today. He and Will went home with their buddy, Jackson. We are having some family pictures made tomorrow. Thanks Kristin, for setting this up for us. Thanks for your many prayers for us. Please keep praying for Ryan's cancer to completely go away with this treatment. We love ya'll! Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan