Everyday in the U.S., 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. On February 22, 2017, Camryn was 1 of those 43. After getting biopsies and MRIs, Camryn received her diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. This type of cancer is most common in teens and young adults and causes painful lumps and swelling in the torso, arms, and legs.
Last fall, just like many other eighteen year olds, Camryn started college. While transitioning into college is already somewhat stressful and overwhelming, Camryn did it along with her ongoing treatment. Just like many college students, Camryn enjoys art and playing video games. Right now she continues to get treatment for her cancer after a relapse. She is currently undergoing a clinical trial of treatments of a medication called Doxil.
Her parents and her 16 year old younger sister, Sabryn, along with the doctors at Cohens Children’s Hospital are continuing to fight. Her family is taking it all one day at a time and is getting through this difficult period with courage and grace.
This article was drafted by Max Cure Foundation Junior Board Member Caitlin Chen.