- 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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
What a great job Julie !
Thank you xo
Your other 2 kids will be OK because they have their daddy. May God comfort and bless you through this time of grief.
Thank you so much for sharing Missy and Ryan with us. To think of losing both a wife and a son within days of one another is just incomprehensible. I won't pretend to know what you're experiencing, but I can, with all honesty, say that I would take some of your pain upon myself if that were possible to do. I don't know why you were chosen to walk this difficult path, but I do know that God is always faithful, and if you'll let Him, He'll help you get through this. I will continue to remember your family in my prayers for a long time to come, and hope that I one day have the distinct honor of getting to meet you, Les. You are one remarkable man, and I admire you for the courage you've exhibited in going through this nightmare. Please post an occasional update and let us know how you are getting along.
Your friend always,
In Christ's love,
Your love as a family is evident.
Smiles coming your way from your cousins in Canada.
Love Janet and Doug, Great Aunty Jeanne and all of the Twetens
I just read your story in the local newspaper and watched your tribute. I can't even begin to imagine what all of you must be going through right now. It has given me a new perspective on just how valueable life is and important all of those little moments spent together as a family really are. My prayer for you is that our Lord and Savior will wrap his tender arms around you all and bring you comfort. Just as he has welcomed Missy and Ryan into paradise. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You!
I'm sending sincere expressions of warmth and love your direction. Please take the time to be gentle with yourself and with each other. Try to find time to talk to each other. Know that many people are holding you up and hoping that as the road in front of you opens up you will find new, fantastic discoveries about Missy and Ryan every day.