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Chondrosarcoma

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake…”

-Sir Francis Bacon

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My daughter was diagnosed with Chondosarcoma – an extremely rare form of bone cancer (even rarer in kids) – when she was 11 years old. And because Chondrosarcoma does not respond to chemo or radiation, she was scheduled for immediate surgery.

They removed the top of her right iliac crest – the portion of her pelvis that anchors the muscles of the thigh.

She had to learn to walk all over again.

It took her six months.

And then, weakened by the surgery, her pelvis broke where they had cut it.

And she had to learn to walk yet again.

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It has been a long and painful road, but she has been free of any malignancies (her body is still rife with benign tumors) since  late fall of 2006.

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