- 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.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
"I am happiest when our family is together"
Ryan's CT Scan was right on time last night, midnight on the dot. We made it out of ER and to one of these beautiful Aflac rooms by 2am. Ryan is on antibiotics, fluids and Morphine. No official results from the scan yet but first impressions were something going on with his liver. We should have the full report today. If his blood work comes back negative and he doesn't have another fever, we will be working hard to get out of here. If that happens we can resurrect the plans we had for this weekend with our old, near and dear friend Wade and his family coming out to the house. That would be great ! Distraction is good medicine. Keep your fingers crossed ! Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan
I HATE that you're going through what you are (ONE person per family with cancer is plenty) but yet I am also inspired by how you get up each morning and continue to take care of business and take care of each other.
Your story both warms and breaks my heart.
Love and prayers to you all.
I am happiest when my family is together too. Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 members of this family have gone on to Heaven. I'm here with my puppy waiting for our reunion.
I sincerely hope your family can remain together.