Steven conquered cancer. We want to help others do the same.
He was first diagnosed with Stage Four Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer) in the L4 region of his spine at the age of 15 years. He also had metastasized cancer cells in his lungs. Steven underwent rigorous chemotherapy, two spine surgeries, and radiation treatment. Following treatment he was cancer free. However, after one and half years of being in remission Steven was diagnosed with Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia as a result of the chemotherapy used to treat his Osteosarcoma. After rigorous chemotherapy Steven received a Bone Marrow Transplant from an anonymous donor to save his life. Fortunately the transplant did engraft into his body, and today Steven is cancer free. He does, however, suffer from various forms of chronic graft vs. host disease (cGVHD). The cGVHD is a thorn in his side, but he perseveres, attends college and enjoys life to the best of his ability.
Steven had been cancer free for 10 years until September 2019, when he received the news of two new cancers – a sarcoma tumor in the soft tissues of his back and a small renal cell carcinoma tumor on one of his kidneys. Steven has since had the sarcoma tumor removed and waits to see the next steps on removing the renal cell carcinoma tumor from his kidney.