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BY Amanda Hack

When my son, Sawyer, was just two years old, we started to notice that he had swelling on the left side of his face. I saw what looked like an abscessed tooth and thought it was just his 2-year molars coming in. After trips to the pediatric dentist and oral surgeon led to a biopsy, we learned he had embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. This meant that there was a tumor on Sawyer’s left jawbone.

Sawyer’s pediatrician recommended we go directly...

Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma survivor Sawyer Hack, pictured in a face mask

BY Amanda Hack

When we noticed a swelling on Sawyer’s jaw, we never imagined he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rapidly growing tumor that caused a significant malformation...