Pediatric Sarcoma & Solid Tumor Patient Stories

Read inspiring stories of hope from patients and families treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Gianna: Young Sarcoma Patient Shares Her Journey to Inspire Others

In March of 2022, little Gianna began experiencing a sharp pain in her leg that was causing her to limp. Her mother, Kathy, took her to the pediatrician who recommended she have an X-ray to see what was causing the pain. Read this story.

Roy's Story: Mixed Reality Technology Helps Doctors Save Boy's Life

The Advanced Projects Laboratory at Nicklaus Children's brings hope to young boy with rare form of cancer through the use of 3D printing and mixed reality. Read this story.

Patient of the Month: Izabella

Growing up, Izabella liked any and all sports, from soccer to baseball to whatever she could do outside. Then one day, her dad noticed her limping while she was playing. In an unfortunate twist of fate, Izabella was diagnosed with something that would affect her ability to keep playing sports, osteosarcoma. Read this story.

Bria's Success Story

Bria was taken to the Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where her family learned she had an aggressive form of bone cancer, called osteosarcoma, in her left thigh. With the care and compassion Bria and her family received at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, today this energetic third grader is showing the world how to beat the odds. Read this story.