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
The Moodys immediately researched their
options and decided to bring Bailey to the Aflac Cancer
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