Ann Graham, President & Founder
In 2010 at age 43 while training for a marathon, persistent pain in her left leg turned out to be osteosarcoma, bone cancer. Ann was treated in the pediatric cancer center at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC. She was awed and inspired by the courage and cheerfulness of the kids she was treated with. Since Ann completed treatment, her mission has been to Make It Better (MIB) for children battling osteosarcoma.
The first mission was in 2012 for Ann’s fellow osteosarcoma patient, Alyssa Divers. Alyssa was a dancer who faced limb salvage surgery with grace and bravery. Alyssa continued to dance in spite of the titanium which now took the place of her bones. After a recurrence was discovered, Alyssa’s leg was amputated and she was put on a clinical trial, which failed. When Hospice was called in, Ann and her team of friends and family (the first Agents) arranged a three day experience in NYC for Alyssa and her family. Together, they enjoyed a luxurious hotel (The Surrey), backstage at The Rockettes, Mary Poppins on Broadway, American Girl Doll Store and experience, and the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with VIP Passes. Two weeks later on December 31, 2012, she passed from this life.
The missions kept coming, and so MIB Agents was founded.
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A world with less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for osteosarcoma.
We are devoted to creating and instilling hope with and for our inclusive and collaborative osteosarcoma community. We do this through mutual trust, transparency and compassion.
Your donation positively impacts the life of a child fighting cancer. You help us Make It Better by supporting our patient programs, our educational resources, and our research funding.