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Aidan loves sports, especially baseball. He rarely complains and continues to amaze his family with his strength, determination, and endurance.
In March 2009, after noticing an unusual limp and experiencing pain in his leg, Aidan’s parents scheduled an appointment with his pediatrician. The doctor ordered an x-ray and discovered a mass located just above his right knee. Aidan was immediately scheduled for an MRI and biopsy. On March 16, 2009, at the age of 5, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common type of childhood bone cancer, and started chemotherapy that same week.
At the time, the orthopedic oncology surgeon in Kansas City recommended amputating Aidan’s leg. Fortunately, through the family’s own research, they found a doctor in Tampa who was able to save Aidan’s leg. Three and a half months after his diagnosis, the doctor removed the tumor, along with 2/3 of his femur, and performed a total knee replacement. Aidan completed 19 rounds of chemotherapy over the course of nine months and has had countless surgeries, lengthening procedures and physical therapy sessions over the last eight years.
Aidan is his parent’s hero because he has been through so much and rarely complains. He never feels sorry for himself and continues to be strong and brave no matter what.
His family wants others facing a childhood cancer diagnosis to know that this will change your life forever. In the midst of all this, you will also receive many blessings. Reach out to others who have been through this, accept help, do your research, and have faith.
ALSF means so much to Aidan’s family in terms of raising awareness and funding for research so that there may one day be a cure for all pediatric cancers.
His family is living up to that promise too, his mom acts as the team leader for their local stand during Midwest Lemonade Days.
SuperSib Quote: “My brother is my hero. He works hard and never gives up. He has had countless surgeries and countless times I wanted to hug him for 5 hours. I love him so much. He is my hero.” - Keely, Aidan's sister
Information provided by Teresa Loney, Aidan’s Mom
Updated February 2018
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