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Heather Lloyd - January 2018
Tyler Trent was a typical active teenager, playing basketball for most of his life. When he started experiencing difficulty shooting the ball between his freshman and sophomore year of high school, he was to find out he had an osteosarcoma in his arm. Though he was able to keep his arm, his bone was replaced with titanium.
Trent was not going to let this stand in the way of his future. Following nine months of chemo, followed by physical therapy, he started an organization called Teens With A Cause, where teenagers serve families who are battling cancer by doing daily chores for them.
Thought declared to be in remission, in January of his senior year of high school, Trent was diagnosed with another osteosarcoma, this time in his pelvis and hip socket. An osteosarcoma is extremely rare, so to be diagnosed twice was considered an anomaly. Again, Trent refused to back down, telling his oncologist "I don't really care what we do between now and August, but I'm starting school on time and I don't plan on deterring from that plan."
Following removal of his pelvis, and a hip replacement, Trent found himself getting to class on his crutches, all while driving himself to the hospital for treatment.
To read more about Trent's incredible drive and determination, click here.
Original source: www.colts.com