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My Story

Hi! I'm Sydney Becker, and I am 13 years old living in New Jersey, recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  You can click on "Read My Story" to learn how I found out I had bone cancer.

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This is how I found out:
I am a big softball player. I play on our travel team at third base, and I am a strong hitter. During our last playoff game in late October 2010, I was sliding into third base and landed oddly on my left knee. I started crying and was taken out of the game, even though I continued to play later in the game. It was bothering me ever since on my left leg, around me knee. Finally in December we went to a doctor, and got some X-Rays done. They saw something odd on the top of my left tibia, so they sent me to see Dr. Morris at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. They diagnosed me with osteosarcoma, a cancerous tumor on the top of my left tibia. Last week, I had a biopsy done and the results of the frozen section came back as osteosarcoma. We have been preparing for the chemotherapy ever since, with oral surgery earlier this week and removing my braces tomorrow. Even though we start the chemo treatments on Monday, we are keeping our spirits high, and ready to kick cancer's butt!


Sept. 5- **UPDATE!** Here I am,8 months later, and I have finished 24 weeks of chemotherapy. Back in April, I had surgery to remove the tumor and replace most of my knee. There is now a metal rod in my leg. I have been working on physical therapy, and I'm working to get my knee to bend as much as possible. Right now I'm around 75 degrees. After this week, only one cycle of chemo left! 

All done with chemo and cancer free! Clear scans- yay!!!!

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Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry, "Two Years!".

Today is one of the most emotional days of the year for me. Today is the day that exactly two years ago, I had my big surgery. (Removed tumor from my tibia, replaced with ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry, "Two Years!".

Today is one of the most emotional days of the year for me. Today is the day that exactly two years ago, I had my big surgery. (Removed tumor from my tibia, replaced with ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hi! First off, I hope everyone had a happy New Year.  I haven't posted on here since before school started! Well, I am now a freshman in high school, and I like a lot. ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hi! I know it's been a really long time since I last updated, I've had a really busy summer. But, it was definitely a good one. Right after school ended, I left for sleep ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hi everyone! I have one more very important message to share with you. As you may remember, I am a Junior Board member for Make Some Noise, a foundation that raises money ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hello! I know it's been a while since I've posted, I've been really busy this spring! Yesterday was my birthday, and I am finally 14. I must say, this year's birthday was ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hello! I've been trying to update this regularly, but I've never really found the time. Everything's been so busy with the school year ending, and summer approaching. It's ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Happy Spring! I am so happy that spring is finally here, because it means that summer is coming, too. And I'm looking forward to actually enjoying them both this year.I ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

A quick note:My Youthee award (for Story of the Year) came in the mail! It is really cool and I'll be taking pictures with it and putting them up soon. I went to the ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry.

Hi! It's been a while since I've posted. Today is exactly one week since my bat mitzvah party. (Last year I had my service, but I waited to have my party until this year ... Read more

Sydney Becker posted a new journal entry, "Clear scans!".

Hi. Yesterday I went into the hospital for my second set of post treatment scans. I had some x-rays, a CT scan, and a bone scan. For the bone scan, I had to have an ... Read more

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