We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Sir Winston Churchill
We are here to help families of young children and teens who have heard the heart-breaking diagnosis of bone cancer as they face months of debilitating chemotherapy and a surgical decision to eradicate the cancer from their child’s body.
Children diagnosed with osteosarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma in their distal femur are usually given three surgical options: complete amputation, limb-salvage, or rotationplasty. As parents, we continually make decisions, but as parents of a child with cancer those decisions can be overwhelming. Information is vital, and it is our fervent HOPE that "Rotationplasty- A 180° Difference" will give parents seeking information about rotationplasty the tools, ammunition and confidence to make the most important decision in their lives. We hope to provide information and assistance to families considering rotationplasty as well as those who have already undergone the procedure. This is a site created for families by families with the assistance of medical professionals.