The Dylan Toma Osteosarcoma Research Fund

Dylan

Dylan, the youngest of three brothers, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left humerus in January 2016, when he was nine years old. Since then, he battled through four recurrences until his disease advanced aggressively beyond possible treatment options. During his 5+ years battling this disease, Dylan demonstrated incredible strength, courage, and optimism. He never stopped fighting and never gave up hope.  He lived by his credo “I will always be strong enough to pick myself up no matter what,” and inspired others with his resilience, joyful spark, and grace.  Besides his family and his dog Buster, Dylan’s loves and passions included Legos, superheroes, (especially the Marvel Universe, Ironman, and the Flash), cooking, gaming with his friends, and watching his favorite show The Office, among others.  

MIB Agents has been an incredible resource for Dylan and our family. In addition to providing helpful patient programs and funding important osteosarcoma research, MIB Agents has created a passionate and active osteosarcoma community that connects patients, families, clinicians, and researchers to fuel and advance collaborative learning and osteosarcoma research. Not only has it provided an invaluable support system by connecting us with other families and patients, but it has given us access to a network of osteosarcoma experts that have been invaluable resources during Dylan’s battle.  Support of MIB translates to meaningful support for families, offering hope for better treatment options and a cure.

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Our Mission

MIB Agents is a leading pediatric osteosarcoma nonprofit dedicated to Making It Better for our community of patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers with the goal of less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for this aggressive bone cancer.
Supporting Doctors, Researchers, and the Medical Community
FACTOR Osteosarcoma Conference

FACTOR brings together the leading researchers, clinicians, surgeons, together with patient families and OsteoWarriors to Make It Better for those battling this disease.

Annual OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Grant

Each year a grant of $100,000 is awarded to a project that will focus on moving research forward for osteosarcoma patients.

Osteosarcoma Resources for you to give to patients

Browse our extensive list of osteosarcoma resources from MIB Agents and our partner organizations.

OsteoBites Weekly Webinar

OsteoBites is a weekly webinar and podcast where we invite Osteosarcoma Experts and OsteoWarriors to share their research, hope, and innovation.

Supporting Kids and Young Adults with Osteosarcoma
Gamer Agents

Agent GAMERS game with their fellow OsteoWarriors and OsteoSiblings.

Ambassador Agents

Ambassador Agents are certified peer visitors who provide hope, understanding, and resources.

Warrior Mail

OsteoWarriors receive monthly letters of hope and cheer from MIB Agent Writers around the world.

Missions

When an OsteoWarrior transitions to hospice care, MIB Agents provides an experience or an item of comfort and entertainment.

HQ at FACTOR Osteosarcoma Conference

The OsteoWarriors HQ (headquarters) brings kids and young adults who have a connection to osteosarcoma together and It. Is. Awesome!

Vision

A world with less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for osteosarcoma.

Values

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.