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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We created it to keep friends and family updated about Edward. As most of you know, Edward was diagnosed with bone cancer on January 4th, 2011.  As of January 21st we had a new diagnosis, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma.  The good news is that, it is confined to just the one bone, the right femur and it is treatable.  Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th.  Edward will have a difficult journey over the coming months.  Prayers and support from family and friends are what will help carry all of us through this difficult time in our lives.

Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma is treated first with surgery, then with chemotherapy.  We have the pre-op visit with the orthopedic surgeon and the anesthesia department in Philadelphia on Monday. Edward will be at school on Tuesday.  Surgery to remove the tumor and replace the bone is scheduled for Wednesday.  This will be followed by chemotherapy to eradicate whatever cells might be left.  Our goal, which I've been told is reachable, is still to have Edward walk into 5th grade as though nothing happened.  Please check in periodically for updates.  Again, your prayers and support are what will help carry us through this difficult time.


Chris Schwarz signed Edward's Guestbook.

It was wonderful to wake up to Paul's post yesterday on Facebook to remind us of the last 3 years.  We pray daily!<3The Schwarz Clan - Bill, Chris, Trevor, Travis, ... Read more

Carol Migliore posted a new journal entry, "Happy Annivesary! 3 Years N.E.D.".

Congratulations Edward!!!3 years ago today, Edward had the surgery which removed all traces of cancer from his body (along with most of his right femur).  We just ... Read more

Carol Migliore added a new photo.

Ourania Gargalidis and Family signed Edward's Guestbook.

All the best Edward, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you are in our hearts. Mrs. Gargalidis & Family Read more

Debra Knox signed Edward's Guestbook.

Fantastic news all around!! &nbsp;Edward, you are growing in leaps and bounds each time I see you.Wishing you only the very best in all that you do in this school ... Read more

Sue V signed Edward's Guestbook.

So glad to hear Edward is 2 years OT! &nbsp;Sounds like he is doing great and enjoying all the joys of being in 7th grade. My daughter Kate just celebrated 10 year OT ... Read more

MiMi Olsson signed Edward's Guestbook.

Happy 2 yrs OT!!!!!WAHOO!!!!Sounds like you had a greattrip.I am a New Englander andvery proud of Northeast USA!!!&nbsp;With Hope,MiMigrandmotherto Carly 15 y/odx ... Read more

Carol Migliore posted a new journal entry, "Edward Update and Blood Drive Today!".

Just a quick update...It's a few weeks into the new school year and everything is going well. &nbsp;Edward started 7th grade and&nbsp;recently celebrated a ... Read more

Carol Migliore added a new photo.

Ourania Gargalidis and Family signed Edward's Guestbook.

Wonderful news!You are in our thoughts and prayers because you are in our hearts.&nbsp;With love,&nbsp;The Gargalidis Family Read more

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