- 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.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We were lucky to have made it here at all. We had forgotten a passport at home so we ended up missing our 8am flight out due to the extra time in the car. With all the fights booked for the next couple days, some artful negotiating and a few hundred dollars, got us on a later flight that day bound for Canada. Arriving safe and sound, we have already taken in our first day on the mountain. We decided on snow boarding lessons and tested our ability to board. The three of us agree, skiing is for us. We are all a little sore after our snow boarding experience. We have plenty of activities planned over the next week. Lots of fun in store :)