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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.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Surprise, Shock, and Dismay!

It's been a crazy past couple of days. The SURPRISE is that Ryan is at the beach with the Lighthouse. As we headed down Thursday morning, we got a call from Smith that he was gonna go down for 3 days, so we offered our baby up for some fun!! My mom met us at Gwinnett with him. He still wasn't feeling that great, but he was pretty excited. He's coming home tomorrow. The SHOCK is that Les' high school friend who has been in Tanzania doing some missionary work has suffered a major stroke. How can that be?? We are still working on the details as you can imagine. I know they are trying to raise money to get him back to Canada, and I hope to post some of that info we maybe we can help. The absolute DISMAY is in the passing of Erin Buenger. I haven't thought of much else in the past couple of days. Please visit her website and offer some encouraging words to her family. She was such a full-of-life kind of girl that just had a way of touching your heart.
Today promises to be a busy day with soccer and cleaning up around here. I'm hoping some flowers are involved! Please keep praying for us and for our friends. Love ya'll! Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

Guest Book:

Thank you for the tribute and the acknowledgement of the magnitude of dismay!! Both of you keep fighting. You will be the ones to survive.

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