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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.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Perfect, that's him!

Dr. George thought Ryan looked "Perfect" today. I loved hearing that. He hadn't gained any weight to speak of, but I think he was a little taller. His platelet count has gone up to 48,000 so that was good news, but his hgb. was only 8.2 and his wbc was something like 1.5, Dr. G. thought he might be fighting something. Les and Heidi have both had colds so that is very likely. We've got to get counts rechecked in two weeks. He got his IV dose of zometa, and we picked up new scripts for the Accutane. I thought he had another week off, but after checking the calendar, he doesn't. The two weeks off the Accutane goes by so fast. My friend, Angie, dropped off some Arbonne lip protection for him, so we'll get to try it out before I thought. Thanks, Angie! Ryan's teacher comes in the morning and I have chemo at 1:30. thanks for checking in on us. Please keep praying for our sweet boy. and please pray for our friends Jackson, Joshua, and Patrick, and for their mommys and daddys. Please pray for a cure for all cancers. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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Perfect sounds great to me, but I thought that about Ryan without even looking at him

Gotta love "perfect"! Way to fight Ryan!!

By the way, I love the family pictures you posted. Missy, you look beautiful and the love for your family just radiates from the picture!

Hugs from Indiana....
Nancy and Family
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