K&C - Carlie Gonzalez, 17, Ewing sarcoma (a bone cancer), Milford 8-22-18

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Wednesday, August 22nd
Carlie appeared on Radio-Telethon in 2016.

Carlie was diagnosed in October 2015. After seeing her doctor upon initial concerns, a CT-scan revealed a tumor, and Carlie was sent to Boston Children’s ER for an MRI and biopsy. She was then diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Carlie's treatment has included surgery and chemotherapy. She completed treatment in spring 2016.

Carlie's family chose Dana-Farber for treatment as they believe it to be the top-rated children's cancer center. They are very grateful to live close to the Institute. Carlie's grandmother, Jane, was also treated as an adult at Dana-Farber for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood blood cancer that is rare in adults. 

Carlie is a rising senior at Milford High School and loves to sing. She says that singing has been hugely therapeutic for her since her diagnosis, and she is involved with the music therapy program at the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at Dana-Farber. 

Carlie's family includes her mother, Julie; father, Steven, and younger sisters, Bella, Julia and Eliza. 

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