This week for our #STL#STLSarcomaSundays .......we are introducing Frani Earls. She is our Communications Volunteer & part of our original committee! She lives about 3 hours from STL, so we keep her busy with letters, these posts & various other things that can be done from a far! More of her story is available on our website! "My Sarcoma Journey began when my late husband was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma. Nathan was a Sergeant in the National Guard and did a tour in Iraq. During his service, he was exposed to Burn Pits, explosions and other environmental factors. These exposures are believed to be the reason that he developed Synovial Sarcoma. Nathan sustained an injury during a training mission and had a small mass develop on his knee as a result of that injury. Due to the injury happening while on duty, he started going to the Veteran Affairs Hospital for his care. While trying to navigate the V.A. system, the mass continued to grow and become quite painful. After a lot of prodding from us and several incorrect diagnoses, the orthopedic department finally scheduled a surgery to remove the mass. His first surgery took place at the Veteran Affairs Hospital. The surgeon told us that he was not concerned with the mass because it had clear margins and he believed that he had removed all of it. He stated that he would send the mass off for testing, just to be sure. Within 2 weeks, we received the worst phone call possible…….it was cancer and he would need another surgery. He had his second surgery to try to get clear margins, as the first surgeon was not as successful as he thought. They also recommended that he do radiation treatments locally." 👇👇👇 #STLSarcomaSundays #run #6k #running #stlcuresarcoma #sar#sarcomaeness #sarcoma #stlsarcomarun #sarcomaresearch #curesarcoma #curesarcomacancer #curesarcoma6k #curecancer #synovialsarcoma #leiomyosarcoma #rhabdomyosarcoma #liposarcoma #ewingssarcoma #osteosarcoma #mesenchymalchondrosarcoma #fcancer #effcancer #pain #cancerpain
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Bald Buddies 💕#happyfathersday I finally look like my dad 😂😂 . . I am so so blessed to have not only one amazing father but two! My dad and @ggali4’s dad are the most amazing men! I can’t imagine my life without them and I thank God everyday for blessing me with such great fathers! . . . . #can#cancerger #sarcoma #ewingssarcoma #chemotherapy #radiation #cancer #survivor #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #nevergiveup #dad #family #supportsystem #fcancer #strongerthancancer #strongerthansarcoma #bald #baldgirl
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Happy Father's Day to all the special dads, but especially remembering those that are missing one of their children today 💔 #untiltheresacure #libertyslegacy #fucancer #ewingssarcoma #fathersday
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I wanna talk about this amazing beautiful gal for a second. Maggy reached out to me and we became bestfriends instantly. We text 24/7 always saying goodnight, with way too many emojis but I love her to the moon and back. She's been my support system on so many occasions. But right now her battle with Ewing's has complicated. She starts a new chemo as her tumours have metastasized. It scares me to the core watching her going through this. The thought of what the future may bring. But her and I, my Mags, we laugh in the face of any challenge as I stand beside her to be her support system in the face of anything. This summer I will be driving up to meet her, make memories we will hold onto forever. Maggy, Mags, amazing makeup artist, flawless singer, ever loving of thor and the avengers (which I made her go through & watch all of), the most smiley vibrant person I have ever met. One of my closest friends. #fuckcancer #ewingssarcoma #gogoldinseptember #chi#childhoodcancereness #childhoodcancer #kidsgetcancertoo
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I wanna go to school 😩 good thing I only have 3 treatments left and then I can start working and then I can apply myself. But things take time I guess. #chemosucks #cancersucks #fuckcancer #ewingssarcoma #life
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Стегнова кістка 10-річного хлопчика з саркомою Юінга. Йому була проведена операція зі збереженням кінцівки (limb salvage surgery), кінцівка після лікування була реімплантована. Операція потім була доповнена ад‘ювантною хіміотерапією. From @medicaltalks #ingenius #femor #ewing #ewingssarcoma #пухлина #онкологія #опухоль #онкология #саркомаюинга #стегновакістка #бедреннаякость #oncology #limbsalvage #limbsalvagesurgery
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