Sydney lost her 2+ year fight with sacral Osteosarcoma in late 2020, two months shy of her 16th birthday. She was a brilliant light in this world who fought right to the very end, never giving up hope and never wavering in her love for her family and friends. Sydney also loved reading, crafts, baking, archery, lacrosse, swimming and playing with her cat Abby. Her passion for Christmas, travel and learning was infectious and she soaked up life every chance she got. She was (and is) wrapped in endless unconditional love by her parents and all who knew her.
Sydney’s attitude toward her disease and persistence through seemingly endless treatments, appointments etc. was an inspiration … but the system is not working and we need to do much better. Too many of our amazing, resilient and irreplaceable kids are dying.
MIB is so important in funding research for this rare cancer. They also provide great programs for the warriors and their families and hold an amazing yearly conference that gathers medical experts, researchers and families together, side-by-side, with a common goal to end this disease. Sydney particularly loved the FACTOR conference and her chance to connect with others who fully understood what she was going through. It truly is invaluable. We appreciate anything you can give to support the critical effort to end this terrible, and terribly-underfunded disease.
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.