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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.

Monday, October 05, 2009


Parked it

We opted for Universal Studios and Adventure Island today instead of another water park. (check out Will's expression while looking at the two to his right)
With express passes we were able to get in every ride at both parks, at least once by 6pm.
We all had a great time flying from coaster to coaster and a great lunch at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
We will head home first thing in the morning. My cousin Kim is in town so I hope to catch dinner with him in Atlanta tomorrow night. I know Rick has been doing a good job with Balto but I'm sure Balto is ready for Will to get home and clean out his pen!!
The kids had such a good time. Everything went so smoothly. I am thankful we could get this trip in and give them a well deserved, fun break :)
Les, Heidi and Will

Saturday, October 03, 2009


Still summer in Florida !

Our first day in Orlando was pretty laid back. Kim and Tim Hudson (Go Braves!) were kind enough to let the kids and and I use their house here in Celebration Fl. It is the perfect time of year here, 90 and sunny :)
The kids and I headed out to Boggy Creek for a high speed ride on an air boat. Ever since watching Gentle Ben on TV over 30 years ago, I've always wanted to do that. They are very fun boats...loud, but fun!! We saw plenty of gators. Young ones. Capt. Jeff grabbed one and let Will hold it.
Then we proceeded to get our obligatory Polaroid with this 3 year old with his poor little mouth taped shut. I asked...but they wouldn't remove it. We spent the rest of the day messing around at the pool.
We are going to Wet n Wild water park today and Disney's Blizzard Beach tomorrow. I'm guessing lots of stairs. I need it after all this restaurant food !!
Les, Heidi and life

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