As a child, I never would have expected to face so many hardships in my life, but I know it is all part of God's plan. God was prepping me to be strong at a very young age and it all started with the passing of my mother when I was 9 years old. Then, I had to become a man at 12 when my father passed away. Losing both parents can be traumatic, especially as a child. Just 2 weeks later, while I am still mourning the loss of my dad, I was diagnosed with Osteo-Sarcoma in my left tibia, which eventually lead to Ewing's Sarcoma. What I thought was a sprained ankle turned out to be so much worse. The doctors only gave me one option, and that was amputation of my leg.
I went through chemotherapy and like most people, I was bald and nauseous, but most of all, confused through it all. I came back for a second treatment the doctors had looked over my biopsy with experts and that’s when I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, I was able to save my leg. Treat it with radiation and chemotherapy. Through the hardest battle of my life I came out victorious. The countless trips to the hospital, needle pokes, puking , loss of taste , feeling like I didn’t have life but my heart was still beating to remind me that I am still alive.
Everything I was going through mentally as a kid from losing both my parents I knew God had prepared me for this, I had a strength that made me numb to the circumstance and life threatening disease I was diagnosed with. I am here today by the grace of God. I am here to ignite hope in others. Be a sun ray in the dark valleys of kids battling cancer today. Encourage Hope, raise awareness in childhood Sarcoma’s.