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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.

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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