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Cancer Messed With the Wrong Dude: Meet Dan Engel

Cancer Messed With the Wrong Dude: Meet Dan Engel

In late May, the Cancer Messed With Team traveled to Chicago for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Conference is one of the, if not the, premier conference for those in the oncology field.  We took our message of Cancer Messed With and introduced ourselves to doctors, advocates, consultants, researchers, and other professionals in the oncology field. At the conference, in addition to oncology professionals, there were survivors and advocates in attendance. We were fortunate to meet some amazing people who were willing to tell us their stories. One of those people we met...

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Cancer Messed With the Wrong Kid:  Madison Meets Duff Goldman

Cancer Messed With the Wrong Kid: Madison Meets Duff Goldman

Over the past year, Madison was in the deep throes of battling osteosarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer.  In that same year, Madison, now age 6, learned to walk again, completed kindergarten, stole the heart of Duff Goldman from Kids Baking Championship and most importantly, beat cancer.  That’s a big list of accomplishments for one little girl. In 2018, over the course of 3 short days, Madison’s life swiftly changed. It all started with pain in her right leg and completely lost the ability to walk a few days later.  After immediately heading in for X-rays after what thought was...

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#EthensFight

#EthensFight

Ethen was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in April of last year at 18 months old. In the past 10 months, he has endured many rounds of chemo, a major tumor resection surgery, 1 bone marrow transplant, radiation, and 2 rounds of antibody treatment. That’s a lot on this little body. Ethen is currently at home after a very scary start to the new year. We are so happy to see his silly smiles and hear that he is catching up on lots of snuggles with his brother and sister. Ethen’s mom shared this feeling on Valentines day… “Overwhelmed with...

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Big Heroes Come In Small Packages

Big Heroes Come In Small Packages

Originally published on the Isabella Santos Foundation Madison was diagnosed this past April with osteosarcoma at age five. After several rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor on her femur, she had surgery to remove her right femur and replace it with one from a cadaver. Fortunately, the medical team was able to remove most of the tumor and save both of Madison’s growth plates. She continues to receive chemotherapy and recover from her surgery. Once Madison gets the green light from her doctors to be more mobile, she is determined to learn to walk again so she can earn...

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