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Please show your support for Marik as he battles Osteosarcoma! All monies will be used for medical care and related expenses.

First, thank you for your interest in giving to Miracles for Marik! Now, I will bring you up to speed on this journey.

In June, Marik went to the swimming pool like most other kids during the summer. Being the active child that he is, he jumped off the diving board about 857 million times! The last time that he jumped, he got out of the pool limping. About a week later, the whole family moved to CT with the US NAVY. This move was also to send Marik to a special school for the deaf for his hearing impairment. As soon as we arrived in CT, Marik was taken to the hospital (because his leg still had a nagging pain) where X-rays were performed. The Dr. said that there was a very small fracture, but also an odd looking shadow on the image. From there, we were referred to an Orthopaedic surgeon, who did several more tests and referred us yet again. At that point, Marik was set for a bone biopsy, which he rocked! And, the news was good, NO Cancer! The whole family was so happy. Surgery was scheduled for the following week, to remove what they thought was a rare bone cyst.  About 30 minutes into surgery, the Dr. stopped the procedure, and pathology came back with the worst news...OSTEOSARCOMA. It is an aggressive tumor, that will take anywhere from 40-70 weeks of chemo along with surgery to resolve. We need your help! Any small amount that you can give would be appreciated. And, rest assured, that the funds will only be spent on medically related expenses. Thank you, and keep the positive thoughst flowing!

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