Bryan Marquez was just 10 years old when he was diagnosed earlier this year with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. After three months of chemotherapy, the tumor failed to shrink and doctors recommended that Bryan’s leg be amputated to keep cancer from spreading.
Chemotherapy, as well as other treatment, continued, until yesterday, just ahead of Thanksgiving, Bryan’s family said his latest test results came back negative for cancer.
“No evidence of disease!!!” stated a message from a family member.
We first heard of Bryan’s story in August when News 4 San Antonio reported him raising funds to purchase a prosthetic leg for Michael Garza, his mentor. At the same time, Marquez was undergoing treatment for Ewing sarcoma.
In September, Bryan underwent his amputation, and it was a success. Within 18 hours, he was out of his hospital bed and walking with his crutches, according to News 4 San Antonio.
Bryan played football on an elementary school team and dreams of one day playing for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. His dream finally came true recently when he got to meet the Cowboys.