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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, May 25, 2010


20 years gone by

I was blessed to have 21 years of knowing and loving you. Keep smiling on us and keep us safe. We love you, Happy 20th Anniversary Missy...

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Bethlehem Elementary Memorial

The staff and students at Missy's and the kid's school, Bethlehem Elementary, unveiled a memorial today of a beautiful tree and a plaque bearing their names. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it out, especially Matt and Max, two of Ryan's closest friends :(

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Happy Mother's Day / Birthday Missy :)

We kept busy this weekend which was very nice. This afternoon Heidi Will and I grilled out then sent a couple messages via balloon delivery to heaven for Missy's Birthday and Mother's day. Missy loved birthdays!!! We had an awesome ice cream birthday cake for desert. Missy's mom, sisters and niece came over to check in on the three of us.
Thank you all for checking in on us, we really appreciate your thoughts. ;)

Monday, May 03, 2010


Setting the pace

Lauren's Run had an excellent turn out yesterday. What a lot of fun !!
I need to thank all of Team SuperRyan's sponsors and Team Members. You all did an amazing job !! So much so that our team placed 3rd in the fund raiser and on top of that...Will placed 1st in his division for the 5K !!! 20:05 That is a great time (5min faster than me:)

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