Stephen McDermott is a three-time Sarcoma survivor and is fighting once again for his life. He has been fighting Soft-Tissue Spindle Cell Sarcoma and is easily the strongest person we know. His family and friends (also known as Team Stevie) are so in awe of the determination and the tenacity he shows while fighting this disease. Through round after round of chemotherapy, many radiation treatments and surgeries, Stephen forges on.
Stephen retired from the United States Navy in August 2012 after an honorable 20 years of service. He has been all over the world while in the Navy and has seen some awe-inspiring things; even the South Pole! He met his wife in Antarctica in 1997 while they were both stationed at McMurdo Station as part of Operation Deep Freeze. They were married three years later and continued on with their journey together.
In 2007 Stephen was diagnosed with the Sarcoma for the first time in his right thigh; then again in 2009 in his right lung, in 2010; the right side of his brain and now in 2012, in his liver. His wife was also diagnosed in 2011 with Breast Cancer and today is cancer-free.
Sadly, Stephen passed away on February 21, 2013.
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Information on applying for a sarcoma research grant, current research funded by the SFA, and past research grants.