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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, September 26, 2009


Quiet Heroes Photo Shoot

Lynn Crow Photography donates countless hours of her professional services to benefit CURE and also the families dealing with childhood cancer. Her link above, are pictures from the Quiet Heroes Luncheon.
Awesome job Lynn !! Thank you so much.
Les, Heidi and Will

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Shhhhh......Quiet Heroes

What a tremendous day at the Hyatt Plaza downtown Atlanta where Cure Childhood Cancer held their 5th annual, tribute to Quiet Heroes. This luncheon was Missy's favorite event of the year. Mom's of children with cancer are honored while the fund raiser pulls in a few hundred thousand dollars. Thank you again for all of you that have donated to this charity on behalf of Missy and Ryan. This year was dedicated to the two of them. Kristin, thank you for all of your kind words. Jill, you were awesome as the Hostess. I know Missy was smiling! Soooo many of Missy's friends came up to me to offer condolences and check on Heidi, Will and myself.
I must say that it was definitely my lucky day. I had a full table of all of our friends. I also was lucky enough to have one of my raffle tickets drawn and won a new 54"plasma TV . I was also the lucky bidder for my family to join Tom and Chris Glavine's family for dinner. I am really looking forward to that. We are not sure where we will do dinner but I'm holding out for just grilling burgers in the backyard !!!!
Lynn Crow photography took a million pictures so I'm hoping to grab a couple and put them up here soon!!
Missy had a chair at the mothers table and some of her longtime friends wrote and signed a guest book for her. It was a very special gesture. Thank you so much for including Missy ! Thank you so much Kristin and Ginger for inviting me to help attempt to fill her void. I really appreciate the opportunity to participate. Now if we can just get the Foxworthy PSA's on the networks, that will really help the CURE push !!!!!!!
Still counting our blessings... Les, Heidi and Will

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Sept. is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Millers Childhood Cancer Awareness Month tribute video. Thanks Sherry

Monday, September 14, 2009


New office pic

Missy.......... Forever In Our Hearts .......... Ryan

May 9 1963 - July 8 2009.......... July 26 1998 - July 10 2009
This picture really captures the true face of childhood cancer. Missy, wanting to drink up as much of Ryan as she can, while she can... Ryan expressionless, going through the motions, just as he was told to during every procedure we'd ever asked him to endure. He was always so brave. I hated having to tell him "hang on, just a couple more minutes, you can do it, you're doing so well...." it was torture. He would look at me through his tears, his eyes saying, "why are you doing this to me" yet he would never utter a word. It makes me so sad I just can't bear it...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Last call .....

We have two seats available at our table for the Quiet Heroes Luncheon, 11 am Saturday the 19th. Great Food, Great People and a Great Cause. This year is special for me, not because it's my first time, but because this Quiet Heroes Luncheon is being dedicated to Missy. There are unbelievable items to be bid on and raffled off. Perfect for early Christmas gifts !!! Seats are $125 each. It's going to be fun :) Check the link above for all the information.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Day 2 on 11Alive News

The second installment from 11Alive News features Elle Rivers and son Jake also more on Quiet Heroes. Tomorrow, the segment will focus more on the Cure Childhood Cancer organization.
Very nice job this morning Elle !!!

This is one of our pics from our PF Chang's lunch yesterday. What a great time with Lisa, Lynn, me, Kristen and Ginger. Fantastic gifts :) My turn next !
Wade and I caught up over a couple of beers at Taco Mac. I got home at 5 and Heidi and Will had cake cards and gifts waiting for me. They are the best !!!! Rick, Barre and I took the kids and their friends to dinner in Athens and slammed a Raffertini or two !! Thanks for driving Rick ;) Very nice Birthday, thank you all for the notes, emails, calls and most importantly prays for our family.
Les, Heidi and Will

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