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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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Chemistry fun!

Here are a couple pics of Will and Ryan playing with dry ice. It packed our yummy dinner that arrived today from our friends, Carrie and Tom Pinotti. Thank ya'll so much! They boys are already asking when we can get some more! Will's team won their basketball game last night. I think the season is winding down pretty soon. I love basketball season cause game's are never canceled, the season doesn't drag on with make-up games, and all the games are indoors! Soccer has already started. Heidi has been going to conditioning since the first of December. Try-outs were finally last week. Heidi will be playing Varsity for her school, and Will made it to the last day of try-outs and they cut him at the end of the day. I'm proud of him for going and giving it his best. He was pretty disappointed, but he'll make it next year. He's already signed up for rec soccer, and that is where the fun is! Thanks for checking in on us and for your many prayers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
That dry ice looks like so much fun! Your description of basketball's merits has me almost wishing that was our family's sport rather than soccer! Caroline found out on Friday that she made the middle school team, so she is very excited. There are 20 girls on the team and she is 1 of 5 6th graders. Hope today's Dr. visit went well.
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