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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.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


A Soccer and Swim Kind of Weekend.

Ryan is doing great. He doesn't slow down too much. He went back to work with Les on Tuesday and they had his counts done at Coach Gary's clinic. He was happy to see Paige. She is so great with him. His hgb was over 9 and wbc over 2, but his platelets were only 15k. He has an appt at the clinic on Tuesday for a recheck. He played golf on Thursday with our friend, Rick. He had a great time and he hasn't stopped talking about it yet. Thanks, Rick!! We took Will to his rec game yesterday. He was able to warm up with the team and he played for just a few minutes, which is a HUGE improvement. We're hoping he'll be able to go back to practice this week with some modifications. Heidi had a game late yesterday afternoon in Gainesville, and her team beat Buford, which was unexpected, at least to me! Ryan's home bound teacher is coming back tomorrow. We have a swim team party today which should be fun for the kids. He still has another week off chemo. Hopefully, it is working. Thanks for your prayers.
Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

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