Meet the Children: Wesley Zablocki

Wesley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) on March 29, 2011, after a chance fall and lucky x-ray. He was immediately thrust into the world of hospitals, doctors and the unknown. His parents had no idea what to expect with the treatments, how he would react or what they would do to their otherwise healthy son. After nine months of chemo treatments and a really-really long limb salvage surgery he was pronounced “No Evidence of Disease” for nine months. Then in October of 2012 there was a recurrence of thecancer in his lungs. Immediately they were again thrown into a life they did not choose.

Wesley had six more months of chemo and surgery on his lungs. His first set of post treatment scans, in April 2013, showed one small spot on his right lung that was too small to do anything about so the doctors just watched it for six months until it grew some and they could remove it. Another lung surgery. In the meantime it was discovered that his leg had not completely healed as they thought and in January of 2014 he had another lengthy surgery on his leg to fix the issues. Just when the family thought there might be a break in the action his scans in February displayed more cancer in his left lung. A third lung surgery.

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