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Sep 21, 2018
It all started as a snowboarding trip in January 2018...Amy's friends asked her to come along to Blue Mountain and give snowboarding a try. On her 1st try she took a spill and hurt her right arm! Bravely Amy waited in the chalet until her friends had had their fill of fun because given her kind nature - she didn't want to spoil it for them. Once home she was taken to the local hospital for X-rays and told that her wrist was broken. The X-rays showed that the bone had a lot of cysts and it was believed that that is what weakened the bone so that it had broken. At a follow up visit it was recommended that she would need to have surgery to fix the wrist as it was a serious break and crucial to have it repaired well. As an energetic and artistic right handed young lady of 17, she faced some challenges with her cast but was optimistic of things being back to normal in a few months...but that was not to be. As the wrist was suppose to be healing Amy noticed that at the break area there seemed to be a lump forming but brave girl she is, she resumed her work at Tim Horton's in Listowel and awaited further word for surgery. The lump kept growing and the wrist became stiff and hard. After going for more tests and a biopsy the family waited for results. On April 18 the dreaded word "cancer" entered Amy's world and sent her family on a journey they never asked to take! Amy has a rare form of bone cancer. She has started aggressive treatment at McMasters in Hamilton, ON on April 26th. She will be given several rounds of chemo with hopes of being able to have surgery this summer followed by another extended series of treatments. Presently it is looking like an 8 month treatment plan. Amy and her family have a strong faith and are trusting God to provide for them physically, emotionally and spiritually as they travel this difficult road. Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.