Author: Cyndi MacKinlay

Camden’s fight to overcome osteosarcoma inspires his family to give blood

Camden and his family before surgery for osteosarcoma
Camden (in white) with his parents and brothers

Camden Bailey is a fun-loving, smart, 14-year old from Jackson, New Hampshire. An outstanding three-sport athlete, Camden is highly regarded by his coaches and teammates as a natural-born leader.

In January, with only two weeks left in his basketball season, Camden began experiencing pain around his left knee. A dedicated athlete and team player, he planned to power through the pain. It was probably just an issue with a ligament or muscle. He started physical therapy in February and felt it was helping. But at basketball tryouts in March, he hobbled around the court.

Camden’s parents, Jen and Chris, knew something was wrong. They made an appointment with Camden’s pediatrician the next day.

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