The MIB Ambassador Agents program connects osteosarcoma patients and families to osteosarcoma survivors and their families. Ambassador Agents have walked the osteosarcoma path and are dedicated to providing support and hope to individuals who are in treatment now. We are here to listen. We will hear you. You are not alone. We understand. School aged patients spend so much time in the hospital and traveling for treatment, that their daily activities are vastly different from their friends’. Parents are no longer occupied with packing lunches, scheduling piano lessons, carpooling to hockey practice, or gossiping about the neighbors. Medical professionals are usually wonderful, but they can only answer and anticipate so much. Most families feel despair and as though they are living in a cave, or a war zone alone. Our Ambassador Agents Understand. They have been there. They will MAKE IT BETTER!
My name is Matthew and I am the Chief Gamer Agent for MIB Agent Gamers. My brother Mason passed from osteosarcoma in March of 2017, and I will always remember how much he enjoyed gaming, and how it was always a bonding experience for us. Gaming always lifted his spirits, and I think that every kid, no matter their situation or struggle, has a right to have fun. For me, gaming has always been a large part of my life, and as Chief Gamer Agent, I have made it my mission to bring the joy I feel when playing to everyone or anyone who needs it.
Ambassador Agent Coordinator: Casey Crossan
Hi my name is Bentley Dyer and I am one of the Chief Agent Gamers. My sister Sloane was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in December of 2016 and is currently N.E.D.. Gaming was one of the two ways that I was able to escape reality during her treatment. Later, I met Timothy Songster and started to game with him. Gaming lifts the spirits of many children that I have encountered and it is my honor to help facilitate the connecting of those who would otherwise not meet.
MIB Agents Program Chief: Liz Vallejo
Hi I am Tim and I am an OsteoWarrior. My chemo started in March 2017, and ended in January 2018. I play on Xbox and I am new to PS4, my most played games are Monster Hunter World PS4, Far Cry New Dawn PS4, and Payday 2 Xbox One. Gaming is a big part of my life and my goal is to turn it into a therapeutic experience.
Hello, I’m Sean Brosnan and I couldn’t be happier to be apart of MIB Agent Gamers. In 2010, my aunt was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and with a lot of faith and support she won her battle. I’m inspired to help offer relief through gaming for those who are in a similar fight. My job is to supervise our agents and to listen. I’m here whenever anyone needs to talk or voice an idea and I am eager to start meeting everyone.
Maureen is a licensed clinical social worker. Her experience as a social worker, and OsteoMom to survivor Maeve, has provided the knowledge and experience for her to co-develop the Ambassador Agents training program. It is her ongoing pleasure to train new Ambassador Agents to be the best peer visitors for new osteosarcoma families. She looks forward to the next Ambassador Agent Training sessions - if you are a year out of treatment, please consider taking the training.