Meet Kymel Dorsey.
Kymel’s dad, Wayne, noticed a small bump/knot on the upper part of his arm in late April, 2019. While he did not think much of it, in fact, he thought maybe it was muscular and the result of playing too many video games, he thought it was best to have it checked out. After a few tests, Albany Medical Center physicians diagnosed Kymel with osteosarcoma of humerus.
Since his diagnosis, Kymel has missed nearly every day of school and after school activities. Dad says it has been rough on him and that being diagnosed with cancer after losing his mom to cancer in 2015 has made it even more difficult.
The AMC team suggested a partial or full amputation of his arm. At dad’s request, they worked with Wayne to secure a second opinion/option. Sloan Kettering suggested a different treatment plan so they traveled to NYC in October where his medical team at Sloan Kettering Removed the portion of his humerus that contained the cancer and replace it with a piece of bone from his leg. They spent nearly one month in NYC and resumed chemotherapy upon return to Albany and they have had to return for minor complications and follow up treatments.
Dad has been by Kymel’s son each step of the way. Kymel’s big sister Ashanti does all she can to support the family as she juggles a fulltime job and college.
Building on Love provided the family with three months of support for utilities, groceries, travel expenses and cell phones. The J&J Service team also adopted the family for the holidays.
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