Tag Archives: Teens

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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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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Rachel’s Story

Askin’s Tumor at the spine Age at Diagnosis: 15 Year of Diagnosis: 1998 Location: Midwest Diagnosis: I was playing high school field hockey (fall 1998) and my back hurt more and more each day. The pediatrician thought it was from … Continue reading

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Kyle’s Story

Ewing’s sarcoma at the spine Age at Diagnosis: 16 Date of Diagnosis: 1986 Hospital: University of Kansas Medical Center Team: Dr. Sarah Taylor and Dr. Burton Diagnosis: I first went to the doctor in 1986 complaining of numbness and soreness … Continue reading

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Katy’s Story

Ewing’s sarcoma at the ribs Age at Diagnosis: 19 Date of Diagnosis: November 2007 Location: North Carolina Diagnosis: I was having stomach pain and went in for a CT scan to rule out appendicitis. While that was clean, they mentioned … Continue reading

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Carol’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the distal femur Age at Diagnosis: 13 Date of Diagnosis: 1967 Location: Minnesota Diagnosis: I remember my girlfriend and I were practicing cheer-leading routines as we were about to enter 7th grade and we wanted to be cheerleaders. … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Story

Osteosarcoma at the tibia Age at Diagnosis: 19 Date of Diagnosis: 1984 Location: United Kingdom Hospital: Middlesex-London Team: Dr Jelliffe, Mr Sweetnam and later, Prof Cobb Diagnosis: I was born in Zambia in 1965 and am the youngest of three … Continue reading

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