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At age eleven Bailey moody is already a bit of a comeback kid last summer facing bone cancer.
The Johns creek six -- made a pretty radical decision.
She chose a rare amputation surgery because.
It was her one shot at being able to play the sports that she loves the vox -- do is -- Galvin is here now she joins us.
With her remarkable story and -- and -- we're talking about a kid who absolutely loves to exercise and the.
Act dead this morning she was at volleyball camp and she plays basketball and tennis and climbs.
But she almost had to give all of that up until Bailey's parents read about a surgery that would change how she looks.
-- not how she plays.
-- -- knew she had one shot at staying active I -- cool wet.
This is what I want to hotel room to play sports I wanted to be able to keep up up my friends but in the spring of 2012.
Simple things like shooting hoops became difficult.
Because Bailey's right knee and thigh.
So -- Rand had it checked out they get an X -- -- -- on -- Sunday.
I got a rather frantic call from our pediatrician Monday morning and she's normally calm steady.
And she said I think -- has a bone tumor.
Daly who has been in the fourth grade was diagnosed with austere sarcoma.
A rare aggressive bone cancer in her right thigh -- -- I realize this -- and they feel.
And I might not be able to take my -- that they have found cancer is you have to get that tumor out it can't just keep -- and and and irradiation get rid of that it -- -- -- there is so I prayed about it.
And then I had the options and they -- really hard options.
Because Bailey's right leg what have to be amputated just above the -- but instead of choosing a metal joint replacement.
Or a straight a reputation with a prosthetic -- Bailey chose a rare surgery called a rotation plan ST two radically redesign her leg and create a new me.
The first -- we thought we both said we are not doing that her child and that's what most parents it's their reaction because it just looks so.
Shocking but not -- -- when I first heard about it I mean exactly that that was what I wanted to do.
This was Bailey's one chance at having -- that would allow her to continue to play sports.
June 5 2012.
Surgeons at the University of Florida -- -- medical center.
Anticipated most of her upper leg and -- Then turned her lower leg around and reattached it -- -- turning her calf and ankle and foot.
-- -- new -- but she can feel and done and flax in her prosthesis.
And for rules rules.
-- -- -- or any year after her operation Bailey says she's proud of what her new -- can do.
I think that god been a big part in -- neck and that.
He's told me this is my plan for me and this is how I want you to be and I think it's something that -- and happy -- my friend.
And earlier this month -- had a reunion at her house with three girls from across the country who have all had the same surgery and she still undergoing physical therapy.
To strengthen her leg muscles she also undergoes a bone scan every three months.
And so far timing -- there's no evidence.
Any cancer in her way home.
Children ourselves stoic and brave braver than us adults now and that's clear -- -- so we don't know yet if this will be successful and heading off any.
Future instances of them can know now what we don't know is you know we don't know long term what's gonna happen right now we know that this -- is able to -- function and movies or play and do all of those things that every other girl -- boy her -- wants to do and that's what matters spirit and and it sounds like this is an option up for.
A young people who typically face this type of club.
Taking austere set -- are so caught.
-- -- excuse me but you know they only get about fifteen of these surgeries a year in these countries are still really rare but increasingly becoming an option for these -- what is so great to see Europe they're playing basketball -- fresh fortune what she looks great and sounds great.
I think I'm that bad things.
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