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Ewing Sarcoma: Jacob’s Story


When Jacob was 11, he began experiencing intermittent pain in his right leg. Since the pain came and went, he continued playing sports, but the pain worsened, and one night, it was so bad that it woke him up from his sleep.

Trigger Thumbs: Madelyn’s Story

Madelyn after surgery showing her wrapped hands

Diagnosed with trigger thumb on both hands, Madelyn, 2½, underwent successful surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during COVID-19.