After a couple of weeks of testing that included an MRI and biopsy, the pathology report came back and on June 5th, Garrett was officially diagnosed with high grade osteosarcoma in his right radius. He soon began 2 rounds of chemotherapy that took a little over 10 weeks to complete. At the end of August, he had limb salvage surgery where 7cm. of his radius were removed along with the tumor. Surgeons then took out the middle part of his left fibula in his leg and used that bone to graft into his radius. A lot of plates and screws were used to help stabilize the graft and fuse his wrist. While he only has limited motion in his wrist, he is grateful that doctors were able to save his arm.
Garrett has months of chemotherapy ahead of him as this is a very aggressive cancer. His family is grateful for your love and support and for the prayers that are offered for Garrett as he battles Osteosarcoma.
Special thanks to Rachel Koch for putting this wonderful video together.