I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on my right femur the day after my 16th birthday. Before the diagnosis, I was a track & field runner in high-school. My dream was to get in the varsity team and get good enough to get picked by a college and get a scholarship, but I never got the chance to even try. Instead, I was told that I would need 9 months of aggressive chemotherapy, which would have multiple long-lasting effects on my body. And, I would also need a limb saving surgery to save my leg from amputation. After the surgery, the surgeon told me that I would never run again. He told me that I would never be able to do the activity that I most enjoyed in life. When I ran, I felt I was in control. I felt free! But, now I just wanted to survive cancer and return to school to see my friends. During cancer treatment, I got a lot of support from my family, friends, and my community. They all helped me keep strong, and I did! I am happy to report that today, I am cancer-free and back at school! And, I want to help support programs that help teens like me while in the hospital getting treatment. Teen Cancer America is one of those programs. I cannot run the L.A. Marathon like I would have liked. But, I will be walking along my Teen Cancer team to create awareness about the need for these programs and advocate for those who are still in therapy like I once was. No amount is too small, every little bit will help me to reach my goal. Thank you, Andy.