Spencer was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma of the soft tissue in his right eye when he was 4. After chemo and proton radiation, he was cancer-free when he relapsed after 11 months. He went through treatment again but lost his right eye, including all tissue and muscles, which clearly saved his life. He had radiation to the eye and there is no evidence it spread to his bones. He is 10 now and is almost four years cancer-free. What this child, and so many like him, has been through at such a young age, not understanding, scared and mad, he is beyond my hero. He is a warrior plus. At some point, he will have plastic surgery to place an eye, eyelid, etc., but at this point, he doesn’t want to think about surgery or a hospital. He is quite comfortable with his patch and has maintained an unbelievable sense of humor. Warrior Plus!
If you or a loved one has been impacted by sarcoma cancer, we encourage you to share your story. Sharing your story can be such an inspiration to others who are dealing with sarcoma in their own life and remind us all of the urgency to find better treatments in order to make an impact on the devastation that sarcoma cancer brings. Let your experiences help others become involved with raising awareness!