Two days after Caitlyn Lippolis’ 12th birthday she received news that changed her life, and the lives of those around her, forever.
The bubbly, active pre-teen was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer.
The eight months since have been a whirlwind.
Caitlyn and her dad, Robert Lippolis, commuted weekly from their Grants Pass, Ore., home to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland for MRIs, biopsies, X-rays and chest scans. Caitlyn began chemotherapy to combat the growing tumor that ballooned her knee to the size of a football.
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