Kylie, the youngest of three girls, started having leg pains at age 5, when she was playing soccer. After completing a large battery of diagnostic tests, Kylie was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. The cancer was localized in her leg. In 2008, Kylie started her chemotherapy and had her femur replaced with a titanium rod connecting just above her knee to her hip. In 2009 Kylie completed her treatments and celebrated with a Make a Wish Trip to Disney World with her family. While Kylie continues her hospital visits, sometimes twice a month, she has started Kindergarten, and is grateful for all her loving and supporting friends at school.
*Ewing's Sarcoma is a highly aggressive and malignant form of pediatric bone cancer, which can be found in both bone and soft tissue. Ewing's is caused by a genetic accident, which occurs when two chromosomes transpose at the time of fetal development. The recurrence rate for Ewing's is 50%, and has no known cure for recurrence.