Bethani is a 12-year-old, sweet, bubbly, kind-hearted, wonderful Christian girl. She was recently diagnosed with Spindle Cell Sarcoma which resulted in the removal of a baseball sized tumor in her right arm. In order to remove the cancer, the doctors had to completely remove her radius bone and the tendons and muscles in her arm. A plastic surgeon was called in to remove muscles and tendons from the top of her arm around the bicep and relocate them in her lower arm in order to hold her internal prosthetic in place and fill in the cored-out area. As you can imagine, this was a serious surgery, and now Bethani is not able to use her arm for an undetermined amount of time. Because it is her primary arm, we had to start teaching Bethani to use her left hand. She has mastered most daily activities and has now (just two months later) started using her right hand!! This is a miracle in itself considering we were facing amputation! Although Bethani will have to go through many more tests, painful therapy, and more surgeries/procedures, she maintains an upbeat and positive attitude. She is an inspiration to all she meets and “Fights Like A Girl” every single day!!
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