- 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, August 01, 2009
Glad to see the Braves pictures and the smiles! They are beautiful and Ryan and Missy live on through the smiles of you and all who loved them!
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I found Ryan's blog through Sarah Smith's page, a young lady I have followed many years now. Through your words and photos, I can see you have a family that is so filled with love. My heart breaks for each of you that you will now have to carry on without your precious mother/wife and son/brother, it is truly unimaginable. I know that you will carry each of them in your heart forever, I believe they are truly still with you...until you meet again. In the meantime, I know you will honor them both by LIVING your lives to the very fullest, even though it can never be as it once was. I don't know why such good people have to leave so early...you are in my thoughts and prayers...bless you....