- 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.
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Hangin with the Channel 2 Crew
Smith and Dennis hooked Ryan up with Mark Arum for an awesome tour of the WSB Channel 2 Studios. They were playing with the weather "blue screen", sitting in the anchors chair, visiting 95.5 the Beat, 97.9 the River and B-98.5. We can't forget Bortz ! Up next was a tour of Atlanta in their helicopter. They buzzed buildings, chased the Chattahoochee, a fly by Stone Mountain and hovered over Scottish Rite Hospital. He had a blast !!
The guy's pulled this together to help ease Ryan's stress of heading back to Vermont tomorrow night. We will get in late on Tuesday then meet with Dr. Sholler Wednesday. MIBG Scan, Bone and Marrow aspirates Thursday. Check into the hospital Friday through Monday for chemo, clinic on Tuesday. We will fly home at 7am on Wednesday. It will be a 3 months before we have to head back. We are pretty worried about the chemo side effects as he is feeling sooo bad already and not eating. On top of that, his counts are still extremely low. Wish us lots of luck. Prayers for Ryan and good direction for his doctors. Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan