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Dec 12, 2016
Updated 8/2015: I'm Wyatt, I'm 15 years old and I'm in 10th grade at Blaine high school. My parents names are Eric and Beth, and I have a 17 year old brother named Jake. Back in March 2014 I was diagnosed with cancer.
Wyatt is currently 10 months NED after being diagnosed with Metastic Ewing's Sarcoma in 2014 and undergoing 8 months of chemotherapy, proton radiation in Bloomington, Indiana and lung radiation at Abbott
Around the end of December Wyatt started having some pains near his tailbone. The pain got worse after a fall at hockey. We went to the Dr. a lot to try to figure out what was wrong because he wasn't healing. A lot of tests and X-rays but no answers. About 3 weeks ago Wyatt noticed a lump on his leg and he also had a fever. More tests and we learned he had a swollen lymph node but still no answers. A few days ago the pain got to be too much. He told me that he lost about 15 lbs in a month. The surgeon then removed the lymph nodes to biopsy. We received the call Monday by the surgeon and he told us that Wyatt has bone cancer. It is a rare cancer called Ewing Sarcoma, I think I heard 3 out of one million children per year are diagnosed with this type of cancer.
There is a tumor in and around his tail bone about the size of a softball or grapefruit. Unfortunately, this is a very fast spreading cancer and it has metastasized to his lungs. The plan is to treat it very aggressively. We are blessed that we live so close to Children's hospital, it is only one of 8 hospitals that treat this form of cancer. The team is comprised of surgeons and specialists, nurses, OT's, PT's from all across the heathcare network. We'll see specialists from Abbott, the U of M, and of course Children's.
Wyatt is a fighter and he's a tough kid, he has big plans to play on the Blaine High School hockey and lacrosse teams. He's in a lot of pain today but we were told that by this time next week, the pain will decrease as the tumors get smaller. Please keep Wyatt in your prayers.