Spectrum news in Albany, NewYork featured Kyle’s story recently and we wanted to share his bravery with the SarcomaStrong community. His story highlights the long battle faced by pediatric bone sarcoma warriors. Typically 9-12 months of chemotherapy and multiple hospitalizations and operations are endured. Surgeries include biopsies, port placement, tumor resections, reconstructions, and amputations for some. And these big limb salvage surgeries are plagued with complications, some requiring return trips to the operating room. Click on link below to see learn more about Kyle’s fight:
What sets sarcomas apart from other cancers is the functional implications and mobility issues they create related to treatments. The body takes an onslaught from toxic chemotherapy for month after month and at the same time these warriors try to muster up the strength to work on rehabilitating their affected limb. There really are no days off. It takes true courage and bravery to face the daily fears and move forward.