This strong, amazing person has always seemed larger than life. Then, in December 2016, Sloane was diagnosed with osteosarcoma bone cancer in her right femur, after years of being incorrectly treated for leg pain. She had just turned 12 years old. We were devastated.
Through her many months of treatment and surgeries we grew to understand just how brutal osteosarcoma is to families. It is a cancer that is uniquely agile, able to change and grow despite the harrowing treatments. Families live in fear of it’s spread and possible return throughout the child’s lifetime.
One of the most significant positive thing that happened as our family faced this challenge was our opportunity to gain knowledge and support through the amazing work of M.I.B. Agents. M.I.B. really IS making a difference for kids with osteosarcoma. They made a difference for us.
Having the opportunity to learn what we were facing at the first M.I.B. osteosarcoma conference in early 2017 gave us MUCH NEEDED information to help us make good choices about Sloane’s care. With a rare cancer like osteosarcoma, even very good doctors are not always aware of important options and choices. Knowing what treatment looked like, what research was happening, and what may be possible moving forward did not alleviate our tremendous fear, but it DID give us hope and the knowledge that we had found valuable, educated support in our fight for Sloane’s life. That support has sustained us ever since.
M.I.B. Agents’ innovative goals of inspiring collaboration between doctors and researchers, funding much-needed projects, and bringing together families for education and support in the fight against osteosarcoma is an incredible endeavor. We are so grateful to be able to be part of this amazing organization.
THANK YOU for supporting this important work with us!”
Your donation to The Sloane Dyer Osteosarcoma Fund is much appreciated and needed. A receipt will be provided for your taxes. Thank you for honoring Sloane in this way to one day find better treatments and one day a cure for Osteosarcoma.
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.