Ten years ago, at the age of seven, my life changed forever when I was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. This life changing event proved to be one of the most challenging events in my life, but would also serve to shape my future.
The chemotherapy treatments for my cancer were very aggressive and dictated that I be hospitalized for the majority of a year. But in addition to my treatments, I was faced with a second obstacle. In order to save my life, the doctors would have to amputate my leg.
This road, when traveled alone is a very scary and difficult journey, but with God at my side, I decided I’d take the challenge presented to me and somehow turn it into a positive experience.
Today, I am not only a cancer survivor and amputee, but am thriving! Not only have I learned to walk again, but have excelled in life by learning to ride bike, run, swim, roller-blade, ice-skate, and play most all sports.