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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.

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Happy New Years !

If you click on the pictures, it will enlarge so you can see the beautiful pictures that Lynn Crow took. We are going to enjoy them forever! Thank you so much, Lynn and Isaac! The picture below is Ryan and his buddy, Rick. Rick is Morgan (Will's friend) and Ansley's (Heidi's friend) dad. We spent New Years eve at their house chaperoning Ansley's party. I fell asleep, but woke up before midnight. Fortunately, Heidi's friends don't need a lot of chaperoning. They're a great group of kids. Ryan went down to Matt's on Tuesday and spent the night. Matt's mom took them bowling and to play games at Stars and Strikes. Ryan had a great time and won 1000 tickets on one game! Thanks, Christy! He wanted to go play with his buddy, Max, today, but was just so tired. His tummy hurt a little and he felt nauseated, but nothing a little medicine couldn't fix. It was a good thing he stayed home, though. Maybe he can go play with Max another day. Thanks for checking in on us. Happy New Year! Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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