After months of tooth discomfort, Mickey received his devastating diagnosis of a low-grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma of the maxillary sinus at the age of 26 in September 2010. So he began his courageous battle. Read the full story of his courageous fight.
Read how family and friends helped Mario Lucca through his battle with liposarcoma.
"My mom, Iris, was a silly, loving, fun, caring, strong woman who lit up any room that she was in. She was diagnosed with Liposarcoma when she was 50 years old, but she never let herself be “sick” or be defined by the disease."
The Synovial Sarcoma Research Foundation and the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative awarded a $250,000 International Collaborative Grant for synovial sarcoma research funded in part by the Wendy Walk Foundation in memory of Amanda Noble. The research project, which focuses on understanding the development of the disease, is a global effort of five investigators in Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. Synovial sarcomas comprise about 10% of soft tissue sarcomas, and they often affect adolescents and young adults. Conventional chemotherapies are of limited benefit to synovial sarcoma patients, leaving them at risk for recurrence and metastasis. Unlike most cancers, synovial sarcomas[...]
Max Ritvo, one of the performers in "We're Very Proud and We Love you So Much", is currently battling Ewings Sarcoma. Read his story and get more info on tickets and showtimes in NYC!
Amanda Lenvin is not only one of the biggest supporters of the Wendy Walk, she is also one of the strongest people around. Read Amanda's incredible story of strength in caring for her mother and father who have both been impacted by cancer.
Pitz Ballesteros was the dedicated mother of three children, Vladimir, R.R. and Vanessa and the devoted wife of 37 years to the love of her life, Raul. Pitz past away the morning of New Years Day 2013 after a year and a half battle with rhabdomyosarcoma. To remember her a year later, R.R. wrote her a letter… My Dearest Mama! I can’t believe it’s been one year since you went home. How is it there? Please say “Hi” to our family and friends, especially Auntie Cora. I think about you everyday and I hope you hear me praying to you each[...]
When I was 24 years old I was first diagnosed with liposarcoma. It all started with a regular annual visit to the gynecologist. During the breast exam my Dr. seemed concerned with a lump in my left breast and referred me to get it checked. I wasn’t concerned at all because I’ve always had “lumpy breast” since the age of 16. I was young and I didn’t have any insurance so I completely ignored her concerns. Six months later the “lump” grew to the size of an apple or an orange. I was really concerned at this point. It took[...]
During the summer of 2006, my brother, Gary, at 46 years old, noticed a painless lump in his right thigh that continued to grow larger. Further testing revealed that this painless lump was “liposarcoma”, a very rare cancer of the soft tissue. Being told you have cancer is heart wrenching and we were in a state of shock! Gary was immediately sent to the James Cancer Center at Ohio State Medical Center to have this ‘mini football sized tumor” removed from his thigh. His tumor was large (9cm), wrapped around his femur bone and was the more aggressive type (myxoid)[...]
My cancer story began long before I knew the cancer was there. In hindsight, which is, of course, 20/20, I can look back at an obstetrical ultrasound done March 5, 2002 and realize we should have questioned the “ill-defined area” that was my tumor. But the obstetrician did not question, and I had not yet learned that you should always read your own reports. My son was born October 11, 2002 and I thought all was well in the world. But a year later I was still struggling to lose the baby tummy. Despite my attempts to eat well and[...]