Emily Brown Story

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Emily Brown, a Colorado Springs native, was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in her spine when she was 10 years old. Her story is unique in that her treatment involved the collaboration of veterinary and human oncologists.
Having run out of treatment options, Emily's medical team contacted Dr. Stephen Withrow at the FACC, searching for hope. The new treatment, developed for dogs with bone cancer, showed promise for Emily and was given on a compassionate-use basis. She believes it saved her life. Now in her twenties, Emily graduated from college (2011) and each year celebrates another Glad to Be Alive Day - on the anniversary of the day doctors feared would be her last.