Elijah was voted class clown in 8th grade. He loved school. He loved making his friends laugh, even if it got him into trouble sometimes. Elijah never wanted his osteosarcoma to define him. He barely even said the word cancer. He fought hard. He endured countless surgeries and eventually his arm was amputated. Through every treatment and setback until the end of his life on earth Elijah never gave up. He still made us laugh, loved us, and encouraged us, even in the midst of his greatest pain and suffering.
Elijah, you are the best son, brother, and friend. We can’t wait to see you in heaven. We love you forever!
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.