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Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

October 5th, 2017

Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

By In the Loop intheloop

When Nicole Ver Kuilen was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer and had her leg amputated. Today, she’s embarking on a 1,500 mile journey to raise awareness about issues facing amputees.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Osteosarcoma


Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer

August 15th, 2017

Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Four-year-old Knox Olafson was recently given the opportunity to run the bases at Target Field, thanks to Brighter Tomorrows. His trek around the bases stole the hearts of those who got to witness it.

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Tags: Osteosarcoma, rotationplasty


February 2nd, 2017

From Pediatric Cancer Patient to Advocate (and More)

By In the Loop intheloop

Hanna Hughes was a “super active” teenager and played soccer for Rochester Lourdes High School when she started having hip pain. At first, doctors suspected a pulled muscle and recommended physical therapy. But the pain persisted, and an MRI revealed the reason: Hanna had a tumor in her hip. A grapefruit-sized tumor.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Dr. Peter Rose, Osteosarcoma, volunteers


December 4th, 2014

Young Cancer Survivor Helps Others See Hope for Brighter Tomorrows

By In the Loop intheloop

Shanna Decker knows what it’s like to be young and afraid, facing cancer, and in need of answers. She was there 16 years ago, when, at age 7, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma. “All I knew about cancer was that people died of cancer, basically,” Shanna tells the Mayo Clinic News […]

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Tags: Osteosarcoma, rotationplasty


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