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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 09, 2009


Saturday, in Vermont, I think it was the 4th of July...

A little something for Rick. A stormy Saturday has us laying low and keeping updated on Will's soccer tournament. They are 1 and 1. Ryan and I went to see the new Star Trek movie this afternoon. He really got a kick out of seeing a bunch of Trekkie's all dressed up there !
I do need to clarify on the scans I referred to yesterday. I was shown scans from an unknown patient. Their original upon entering the study and then a scan from 3 months later. There was a huge change in the amount of bone and marrow disease. Those scans were not Ryan's. Wish they were!!! Maybe we can be that fortunate.
We are headed out for dinner shortly. We have sure been missing our birthday girl and Heidi and Will. We did send them the birthday song via recording and got a good description of the inside of the ice cream cake we left for the kids to surprise her along with her present. Happy birthday Missy, I know this has certainly not be one of your best (well, since you met me at least...) but we will make up 1000 fold next year, promise! Well back to keeping Ryan busy and his mind off of being here. We are headed out for dinner. Thanks for all your well wishes to all of us. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan

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