Kids with Cancer

Scan Day: Anticipation, Hope, and The Thing I Fear The Most

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 4, 2012

Ty, St. Baldrick’s 2010 Ambassador Kid, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 13. Four years later and currently no evidence of disease, Ty is going in for scans this Thursday to see if the cancer has returned. We interviewed Ty and his mom to capture their thoughts, emotions and fears in anticipation of the big day.
  1. What do these scans signify for you?
    Ty: Well. Simply put, it signifies how far I’ve come in this battle against the worst disease anyone could ever be diagnosed with. It signifies the freedom I will have – not having to limit my schedule around my scan times. The thing it signifies most is after this set of scans. I’ll have a whole year away from the hospital. And a whole year to live my life, and pursue the things I want and need to do.

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