Phil Dwyer, 19, osteosarcoma (a bone cancer), Lunenburg, joins Joe and Tim 8-16-17

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Wednesday, August 16th
Phil was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in November 2013 after he broke his femur. Testing and x-rays revealed he had bone cancer in his leg. He had surgery to remove the tumor and chemotherapy and was cleared of cancer in August 2013. In the summer of 2015, Phil's cancer returned in his pelvic bones and vertebrae. He was treated with chemotherapy and radiation, which Phil responded very well to. Phil is currently in remission and has check-ups every 3 months at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. During his time as a patient, Phil has participated in the annual Red Sox Spring Training Trip, attended Red Sox games and has also taken part in "guys' weekends" with other people his age in the Jimmy Fund Clinic. Phil says the Clinic becomes part of your family and has many close friends from treatment. Phil enjoys cooking and hanging out with family and friends. His aunt has a lake house in New Hampshire, which he frequently visits to go boating. Phil is currently attending community college and hopes to transfer to UMass Lowell for their mechanical engineering program.

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