Ian battled osteosarcoma (bone cancer) since April of 2015. It started with a bump on his shin that when removed was discovered to be malignant. After amputating his leg in June of 2015 and 8 grueling months of chemotherapy he was declared NED (no evidence of disease). But sadly 6 months later doctors found a new tumor at the base of his spine in his sacrum. Experimental therapies at Cleveland Clinic used radium to blast the tumor from the inside out giving him another amazing year and a half before passing away due to complications from treatment-induced AML leukemia. Throughout this journey, Ian has truly lived his life fully — “If I can stand, I can climb.”
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.