This Saturday the CMS team will be participating in the 2013 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
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Our Survivor, Andrew Schebel’s Story:
In 2002 Andrew Schebel, following in his grandfather’s footsteps, was striving to be a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. March 5th, 2002 he was scheduled to perform his first solo flight, that same day Andrew was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He was 16 years old. Four months later Andrew had a knee replacement and reconstruction of his left tibia. He was subjected to 9 months of inpatient Chemotherapy, his last day of treatment was November 19th, 2002. Andrew is an 11 year Cancer survivor. It’s been years since Andrew’s first surgery, he’s had 33 more due to complications. After years of living life to the fullest, the hardware in Andrew’s leg began to show signs of deterioration. November 7th, 2012 doctor’s amputated his left leg above the knee. Andrew now uses a robotic prosthetic leg. He’s faced many challenges throughout life, but Andrew’s always remained positive. He tries to approach his situation with humor. “I can honestly say I’m a cyborg, that’s pretty cool!” Andrew is grateful for support he’s received from family, friends and co-workers. He hopes his story can inspire others to “face the world with a smile on their face”.
“A scar only shows where you’ve been, not where you’re going!” ~ Andrew Schebel