In the middle of a global pandemic and lockdown, seven-year-old Leanor complained of pain in her leg. She’d wake up in the middle of the night in agony and it soon became clear that what her parents initially thought was just a bruise was something far more serious when she no longer wanted to walk on her leg. After multiple scans and x-rays, doctors discovered a tangerine-sized tumor in Leanor’s leg and a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Ewing Sarcoma, a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer.
Doctors immediately began Leanor’s treatment, performing a successful limb salvage surgery to remove a large portion of the bone in her left leg as well as chemotherapy and radiation. While she was in the hospital, she and her older sister, Dot, got to meet a rather unexpected celebrity – Doug the Pug.