Age 19, Avon CT, Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (AKA Bone Cancer), 4 years of NED
In 2013 Hunter was half way through his 8th grade when the pain in his left leg was too much to bear. An X-ray would show a mass on his tibia which would be malignant. Hunter would face the battle of his life for the next year and ultimately lose his leg to Osteo Sarcoma.
Hunter was 13 when he was diagnosed, just entering his teenage years. A time when he should be focused on friends, school and sports, he was faced with grueling rounds of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries in attempt to save his leg. Through it all, he kept his hope alive and when asked how he was making it through such an awful fate with high spirits he would respond "Attitude is everything".
Having an above the knee amputation has been an adjustment, however, Hunter focuses on the fact that he has been cancer free for over 4 years and although he lost his leg, he has his life, and not all of his fellow fighters do.
To get to know the incredible strength and fortitude of Hunter, just read his High School yearbook quote: “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on” -Barack Obama
So here is to Hunter Miller and all the other survivors who are pressing on!