“Doctors found a tumor in Michael’s leg”
Michael was a baseball player at this school experiencing aches and pains in his leg that he attributed to sore muscles from strenuous exercise. After she described his symptoms to her own doctor, his mother was urged to bring Michael in for an exam. It was during that exam they found a tumor in Michael’s right femur. He was diagnosed with a talengiectatic osteosarcoma, an extremely rare and aggressive type of bone cancer that begins in the cells that form bones. First Michael went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. To salvage his limb, surgeons performed a 6 inch resection on Michael’s right femur.
He was also diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an abnormal heart muscle disease. This condition makes it harder for the heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of the body. Without treatment it can lead to heart failure.
Michael is a sports fanatic whose favorite team is the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball was his life before he was forced to stop playing due to his cancer diagnosis. He planned on playing in college. Recently, he has developed an interest in fishing and hunting. Michael enjoys listening to country music and feasting on a good rack of ribs.
Michael works hard at everything he does and has a great sense of humor. He is an honest, trustworthy, and compassionate individual with a strong moral compass. Born a triplet, Michael has two sisters.
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