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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.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Erin's post

Hi everyone,
Missy called me this morning and asked me to update the blog. Ryan spent yesterday on the couch with severe leg and arm pain and could not keep anything down. He started to run a fever in the middle of the night, and Les took him to Scottish Rite at 3 AM. Missy told me that she talked to them earlier and they were both in tears. Ryan had a seizure at some point after arriving at Scottish Rite. His pain is so high that they have basically knocked him out with strong morphine. They will be staying in-patient at Scottish Rite until the pain can be controlled and a plan formulated. Missy is driving there right now. She asked me to post this information and to ask for your prayers. They are obviously very worried.

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