Annabelle Grace (AG) was living the life of a healthy, active nine year old softball player when she began experiencing some weakness in her left arm. Soon after, AG was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. She immediately began treatment. She lost her hair, battled weight loss, began homebound school, and received blood/platelet transfusions all while enduring 18 harsh rounds of chemotherapy.
In the middle of chemotherapy, AG had limb salvage surgery to remove the cancerous portion of her arm which included her entire humerus and rotator cuff. The surgery was a success and doctors were able to save the use of her arm by inserting a donor bone. She has limited use of her left arm but always focuses on what she CAN do even if that comes with modifications. AG finished chemotherapy in August 2020 and began a trial immunotherapy drug with the goal of preventing relapse. So far that treatment has been a success and her scans have been clean. She is beyond thankful to have started 6th grade this past August and hopes to use her experience to encourage others to be #AGTOUGH!