Honored Kid

Andrew O'Bryan

Age 24
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Location

Auburn, NY, US

Diagnosis

Osteosarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 2010

Status

No evidence of disease

Treated At

Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse

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My Story

Andrew was diagnosed with Stage 2b Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma in his left knee in June 2010. He had 8 rounds of chemotherapy and then a rotationplasty to remove the tumor. Unfortunately the tumor had grown while on chemotherapy and had vascular issues which led to an emergency above the knee amputation 2 days later in September 2010. He also had an infection in the stump which led to more surgery & 3 months of painful procedures every 3 days to clean the open wound. Andrew is so brave, so strong. Andrew has had 28 rounds(144 days) of 6 types of chemotherapy and spent 205 days in the hospital in 12 months. He has been NED for 20 months. Andrew is very athletic. He played basketball and baseball until his dx. He now has a prosthetic leg and is playing football, basketball and golf on his school teams. He refuses to let his disability hold him back from doing all the things he has always enjoyed doing. He hopes to one day become a police officer. He is a true inspiration to his family and the people around him. He has come back from a loss and beaten the odds. He never says never or I can't. He is a true Champion!www.caringbridge.org/visit/andrewobryan

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