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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 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

Guest Book:
You and your family are all quiet heroes - we should all follow in your example.
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