Jayden was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on April 11, 2017, in his left tibia. Jayden underwent 10 rounds of chemo before having his limb salvage surgery in June of 2017. Jayden completed 16 more cycles of chemo before ringing the bell.
On May 29, 2018, after being NED for three months, Jayden relapsed with nodules in his left lung. He again began treatment to beat cancer. He underwent 2 cycles of chemo before having a thoracotomy. He completed 4 more cycles of chemo, however , this time Jayden never went into remission.
Jayden’s osteosarcoma has spread to many areas including: his other bone areas, his spine, his brain and the base of his neck. Jayden , with a brave warrior spirit, continued his fight for his momma. He wanted to show the world the love he had for life and for God.
On October 6, 2019, on his 15th Birthday, Jayden took his last breath and went to be with the Lord. His mission here on earth had been fulfilled. He wanted to make it better for children’s battling osteosarcoma.
He does not want other kids battling this horrible disease to go through what he went through. His stubborn and strong willed was what Kept him alive. As his mother, I promise to fulfill his wishes and keep his legacy alive
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.