Our sweet little Allisen was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 12. She was in 7th grade and just starting out on her school’s dance team. Her life changed very quickly as we spent the next year in the hospital while she received multiple chemotherapy regimens, radiation, and multiple surgeries. She lost contact with friends and was no longer able to attend school. Dance would become a thing of the past. Fast forward to today and Allisen is a Freshman in High School. She is in the top 2% of her class and has aspirations of becoming a nurse to help other kids like her. She is 15 months no evidence of disease and living her life to the fullest! She is still on crutches and recently had another surgery on her leg, but she is a hard worker and has overcome so much! We could not be more proud of her and the beautiful woman she is becoming!
FACTOR brings together the leading researchers, clinicians, surgeons, together with patient families and OsteoWarriors to Make It Better for those battling this disease.
Each year a grant of $100,000 is awarded to a project that will focus on moving research forward for osteosarcoma patients.
Browse our extensive list of osteosarcoma resources from MIB Agents and our partner organizations.
OsteoBites is a weekly webinar and podcast where we invite Osteosarcoma Experts and OsteoWarriors to share their research, hope, and innovation.
Agent GAMERS game with their fellow OsteoWarriors and OsteoSiblings.
Ambassador Agents are certified peer visitors who provide hope, understanding, and resources.
OsteoWarriors receive monthly letters of hope and cheer from MIB Agent Writers around the world.
When an OsteoWarrior transitions to hospice care, MIB Agents provides an experience or an item of comfort and entertainment.
The OsteoWarriors HQ (headquarters) brings kids and young adults who have a connection to osteosarcoma together and It. Is. Awesome!
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.