Elio J.

Condition: Ewings Sarcoma
City, State: Phoenix, OR
Club: Grants Pass High School Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 3/01/2021

Elio's Story:
Elio is a smart and kind 12-year-old boy who attends Walker Elementary School. His favorite activities are PE and recess.

On August 22, 2019 Elio was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma.

Ewing Sarcoma is an aggressive type of cancer that occurs in bones and soft tissue. The cancer creates a painful tumor in these areas.

In order to fight this cancer, Elio, received chemo through a port. The chemo shrunk the tumor located in his right leg enough to allow doctors to surgically remove the cancerous bone.

After the cancerous bone was removed, doctors installed an internal metal prosthesis. As Elio grows into adulthood, he will continue to have surgeries to lengthen the prosthesis.

In December of 2020, Elio went in for a routine check-up and was given devastating news. The cancer returned and is now located in his lungs.

Elio is back in the fight and will continue the process of chemotherapy and many medical treatments.

Elio is currently receiving intense chemotherapy and will continue to until he is in remission. In spite of this medical trauma he has experienced, Elio remains kind, determined, and wears a big smile on his face.

Elio will be adopted as a Sparrow to Grants Pass High School. GPHS students will have the opportunity to work hard to raise money for Elio’s ongoing treatment through sponsored community service.

sponsor(s):

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