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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, May 30, 2009


Prayers for less pain please.

I am so glad to see Saturday come. Ryan and I are home until he feels like going to watch the kids swim-if he does. He is back asleep, but that is probably due to the new appetite stimulant we've just started. I took him to the clinic on Thursday and he weighed 41 pounds. He got blood and platelets. Yesterday was field day at his school and it was very hard to watch all his friends running around playing and know he wasn't able. School doesn't get out until this Friday. It has gone on way too long. Ryan started complaining of pain in his chest yesterday when he swallows. If this continues through the weekend, we'll be contacting Dr. Sholler on Monday. Please pray for his pain to improve. We're going to try and distract him today with the museum movie. He has been talking about going to see that, but he wants all of us to go. And so we will! Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan

Guest Book:
Wanting so much for Missy and Ryan to turn the corner and get a handle on this disease.

Team brAvery is praying for Ryan and Missy. It's never ending and we all...even Team brAvery...need a Big Break!!! Please God!!

Praying for less pain, more food eaten, and lots of smiles! You guys are amazing!

Team brAvery
Tom, Diane, Avery and Lily
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