- Name: Ryan
- 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, June 08, 2009
Foxworthy, not joking around...
We are also incredibly saddened by the relapse of another good friend. Patrick's family is interviewed in the link above also. We are wishing Patrick a speedy recovery and back into remission as quickly as possible.
Thank you to Kristin Connor and her staff at CURE, who keep leading the way and funding the research that is keeping hope alive for the children fighting this brutal disease.
Sincerely, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan
PS: Wade, thanks for bringing your butt over yesterday with the family (Boston Butt that is) Wow, you need to partner in a restaurant !! That was the best BBQ and Sauce South of the Mason-Dixon !!