Author Archives: Mary Sorens

A Legacy, a Snapshot in Time

When ABC Survivors first started in 2005, I was on a quest to find other young adults like myself. I was wrestling with lack of function and pain in my arm, and I knew that there had to be other … Continue reading

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Bryall’s Story

I played international tennis until September 27, 2009, when my dream to become a professional tennis player was shattered. I was playing an interclub match when I broken my right arm and I hadn’t even hit the ball. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Story

I had been in pain all year. The pain sharply accelerated during August. Two different sports orthopedians diagnosed me with a likely torn meniscus. I had assumed my arthritis was getting worse. I had been trying to stabilize my knee … Continue reading

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Marty’s Story

One morning as I was taking a shower I felt a knot on my back. That afternoon, I was told that there was a tumor on my 9th rib. I never had any pain or discomfort. One morning as I … Continue reading

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Crystal’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the radius Date of Diagnosis: January 2009 Age at diagnosis: 34 Diagnosis & Treatment: I am an LPN working in a nursing home. In December 2008 I started pushing my med cart and noticed sharp pains in my … Continue reading

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Kristin’s Story

When I was in 6th grade I was doing competitive dance and played soccer. I had bad pain in my left knee so my mother took me to the doctor. She said I was overly active and to take a … Continue reading

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Janine’s Story

Chondrosarcoma at the distal tibia Age at Diagnosis: 42 Year of Diagnosis: 1995 Diagnosis: During 1993 I bought a small trampoline for use at home. I’d read it was good exercise and was keen to keep fit. I started to … Continue reading

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