Celebrate RIS’s Named Fund Honorees. You will also see their stories throughout August in Rein in Sarcoma’s social media and highlighted on the Named Funds page of our website. RIS Named Funds help sustain and support Rein in Sarcoma’s mission and help “Increase awareness. Increase survivors.”
Julian had visions of stardom, but then he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma during his freshman year of college. Despite the diagnosis and months of intensive chemotherapy, Julian had hope. He kept fighting to the bitter end, in a battle that lasted less than three years.
Julian (aka Beanz) was an avid sports fan as well as a pretty good cook. A true foodie, Julian started watching cooking shows before they became vogue. After his passing in 2009, the Baultrippe family hosted the “Throw down for Beanz” celebrating Julian’s life and his passion for food and to raise funds for Rein in Sarcoma.
My right hip began to ache and the pain became concerning enough to visit my doctor. X-rays were taken and I was given pain medication. The pain increased and I was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma.
My faith kicked in and helped me to keep a positive attitude. I had chemo, surgery, daily radiation, and lots of physical therapy. Awareness of sarcoma among physicians is so crucial and it played a huge part in my positive outcome.
For five years, doctors told me the lump on my neck was nothing. I had it removed, and I was diagnosed with myxofibrosarcoma.
Sarcoma was not in my vocabulary before I was diagnosed. RIS has provided great information and much needed support.
One thing I learned was to be open to the possibility that there is always something new to learn – look for the good in the bad. Reflect on your blessings, let go of the clutter, and trust that good things will happen – abundance is waiting.
At 12 years old, Jake was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He was genuine, brave, kind and he always had a smile on his face. Toward the end, when his eyes were closed; he was smiling. Jake taught us about joy. That is a gift that he gave to so many.
Jake lived in the truth about his life and his cancer diagnosis. It was a defining feature of his life. By accepting this truth early, Jake was able to live a big, big life even with the limits cancer imposed.