Honored Kid

Truman H

Age 22
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Location

Tulsa, OK, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 2009

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children's Hospital at St. Francis

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My Story

Truman is our beautiful, sweet son who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, bone cancer in June 2009 at only 9 years old. He underwent a year of intensive, grueling chemotherapy and on 10/29/09 he bravely underwent the amputation of his right leg above the knee to battle the cancer. He has suffered hearing damage from the intensive chemotherapy. He is brave beyond words, his courage shines through the darkness. He is wonderful and is loved by so many. He has shown us all how to triumph over adversity with his overcoming spirit. Osteosarcoma is a formidable opponent indeed and the battle scars are huge. Truman is a funny, sweet boy, who absolutely loves the ocean and the ocean's whales and dolphins. His goal is to become a famous marinebiologist in the future. He loves building creatively with legos, he loves to play outside with his younger brother, Greyson. He loves to ride bikes, jump on the trampoline and swim. He is an adventurous, outdoor loving, nature boy. After a horrific year, he began walking with his new prosthetic leg in July 2010 and he has been unstoppable since. He is an amazing boy with a great survivor smile. Pediatric cancer has torn our family to shreds, it has taken us into intense darkness and fear reigned. We have fought through this as a family and clawed our way through chemo and amputation for our sweet boy. Our love for both of our boys and their beautiful smiles and tender hugs kept us pushing for him. We give all the glory to God's mercy and grace and love on our lives and for our sweet boys, both Truman and Greyson. Pediatric cancer is absolutely devastating in every way, but God's love never stops.

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