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Miracles in Action: Knox

Knox loves playing outside – and it wasn’t unusual when the 4-year-old took a tumble in the backyard in April 2017.


Though he complained about pain in his ankle, his parents weren’t immediately concerned. That all changed, however, when X-rays revealed Knox had a large tumor in his knee.Further testing revealed it was osteosarcoma – a type of bone cancer.  Immediately, the family prepared to head to Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo for specialized care.


During the next seven months – Knox endured 28 weeks of chemotherapy, a complicated surgery to amputate part of his leg and numerous hospital stays. He handled it all like a champ.  Right before Thanksgiving, Knox finished his last chemotherapy treatment and was proclaimed cancer-free!


“With it being our own child, we’d go across the world to save him,” Knox’s mom, Christy, said. “But I would always choose Sanford Children’s again. We’re so grateful for everyone who went above and beyond to make the experience and journey easier and more memorable.”



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