- 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, July 06, 2009
Missy has gotten so much worse since Friday. She can no longer stand and is confused the majority of the time. Occasionally she is cognitive and that brings a much needed smile to me. Thank goodness my mom is still here. She has extended her return home by a couple more weeks. With both of them this ill, you can't leave either alone hardly for a minute.
Their new Doctor is coming out today with their nurse. We need to revise the plan and have a nurse here all during the day. With prayers, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will and SuperRyan
You are amazing. I know you must be hurting inside...I can't believe you have to carry so much. I wish and pray for lots more special times with Missy and Ryan. I'm so very sorry you have to go thru all this. Thank you for the updates. You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Please take strength and comfort from the many,many people praying for you all. I pray God has many more smiles in store for you and your beautiful family.
I'm praying for strength for EVERYONE! Ryan & Missy...hang in there. I'm asking for miracles.
Always in my thoughts...
Des Moines, IA
Maria Hopkins and family
Martina McBride sang, "Love's the only house big enough for all the pain in the world . . . "
Your house does contain some pain right now, but it contains more love than pain. And love always wins.
Words cannot express the heartache that I am feeling for all of you.
Les..I don't know where you get your strength, but I am glad for now that you have that strength.
The love of family and friends is so important at this time and I am glad that your mom can be there at this time. I spoke with your dad yesterday and he wishes he could be there too.
Love and hugs, and hugs and hugs for all of you.
Love from Canada,
Janet and Doug
All of us at Rally are praying for your family! Peaceful and pain-free days for Ryan and Missy. Happy memories for you, Heidi, and Will.
Love and prayers,
In my thoughts and prayers,