Annabelle Grace, who goes by AG, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 9 after developing severe pain in her left shoulder. The very next day, she started chemotherapy in an effort to shrink her tumor before she could have limb salvage surgery. It worked, and she had surgery in March 2020. Shortly thereafter, the chemotherapy continued — 18 brutal rounds over 15 long months.
AG’s osteosarcoma has been in remission now for 2 ½ years, and the almost-13-year-old has recovered unbelievably well. She is a cheerleader, plays tennis competitively, and manages her school’s volleyball and basketball teams. She is doing well in school, and even speaks publicly about her experience. AG is vibrant and positive, but there were days during treatment when she didn’t want to get out of bed — plenty of them.
Today, AG wants to help other osteosarcoma patients cope with the rigors of treatment. She shares her best advice for living with cancer in hopes that it will make it a little easier for someone else to get through the bad days.