Bailey Moody

Bailey

As an active and athletic 10-year-old, Bailey was used to sustaining bumps and bruises. During March 2012, when she complained that one knee was sore, her parents, Tiffany and Patrick, told her to rest and ice her knee. When the pain didn’t subside, Tiffany and Patrick took Bailey to get a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The test confirmed every parent’s worst nightmare: there was a tumor in their daughter’s knee. A biopsy confirmed a terrifying diagnosis of osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer. 

The Moodys immediately researched their options and decided to bring Bailey to the Aflac Cancer Center. With help from her parents and physicians, Bailey made the difficult decision to have chemotherapy and rotationplasty, a surgery that removes a portion of the limb and then rotates and reattaches it. Her ankle became her new knee joint. While the surgery was intimidating, it meant that Bailey would be able to enjoy an active childhood once she recovered. 

Now 12 and cancer free, Bailey has returned to volleyball, tennis and basketball with the help of the Children’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Program and rehabilitation services. She and her parents work together to raise awareness to help other children affected by the disease. Tiffany and Patrick agree Bailey’s health journey at Children’s has made them a stronger family.

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Active and athletic Bailey Moody complained of knee pain in March 2012. After several doctors' visits and a biopsy, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive and rare bone cancer, in her knee. Now 12 and cancer free, Bailey has returned to volleyball, tennis and basketball with the help of the Children's Orthotics and Prosthetics Program and rehabilitation services.

 
   
 
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