Sarcoma Alliance Mission

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support. Together we can make a difference.

Adrienne Brown

It’s hard to go back to the day that I had to decide to be a survivor and not a victim of this disease, but I think everyone who is encountered with those words “You have cancer,” immediately decides what type of battle it’s going to be. And anyone who decides to put up a fight is a survivor. Since I served in the Marine Corps I had the mentality to be a warrior so there was no other choice but to be the warrior they had instilled in me to be.

Amy Topp

I continue to be active in the Sarcoma Alliance group, as I have met many incredible people there. It has been such a comfort and wealth of real-time information while dealing with something that most of the world has never heard of. I treat each battle as a means to win the war and am thankful every morning that I can still fight with all of my Sarcoma comrades.

Andrea Lawler

Every day, including today, is a fight, a fight to get up, a fight to do things, and a fight to find the good in the day.

Brandi Benson

We are worthy of love, but most of all, self-love. I’ve gained a respect for my body that I never knew existed.

Deanna Farina

The day my life changed forever. The morning of April 14th 2016. I went in for a scheduled hysterectomy and was faced with so much more.

Jeff Bryant

My victory over cancer though did come with a price. I could no longer play basketball with my new condition as the rod that was placed in me could not tolerate such impact. Fortunately, there was another passion I always had since I was a young boy.

Joanna Burgess

I feel a sense of joy in my life that others I know who have survived life-altering illnesses have experienced. It’s a joy that says I would not change anything about what I have experienced or who I have become. It is a joy that comes from finding beauty in a wounded place. I adopted a name for this kind of joy from a friend who calls it Radical Joy.

Nick Javier

I wanted to write this story from my perspective to advocate to anyone who may be going through any situation even remotely similar to mine. It’s okay to be broken. It’s okay to be scared. It is so tremendously important to feel whatever you need to feel. – Hagen Javier

Suzie Siegel

During the worst of it, I thought: I’d do stand-up, if I could stand up. I would take this on the road, but I’d need a driver. One friend says I have gone from being outrageous to courageous. But I’m no hero.