Austin is a creative, fun-loving and athletic 8-year-old! He loves swimming, LEGOS, playing chess, the NY Giants and Captain America. He enjoys spending time with his older brother, Zachary, his sisters, Meagan, Katie and Madison, and his Dad & Mom, Grace Macalintal.
Austin Needs Your Help
On July 31, 2017, his doctors found a tumor on his right distal femur (the thigh bone just above the knee), and Austin was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that develops from bone cells, osteoblasts, which start in the ends of long bones.
Austin can no longer walk on his own. He must wear a large heavy brace to protect the weakened leg, and he now uses a pediatric wheelchair and walker to move around.
Austin began his long journey of chemotherapy sessions on August 11, 2017. He will continue chemo until his surgery in late October. He will then continue chemo to rid him of this cancer as best as possible.
We would like to help raise money to assist with medical bills, hospital stays and care for Austin. Any donation big or small will definitely provide financial assistance to Austin's family during this difficult time.
We also ask that you keep Austin in your prayers. He is such a positive and strong-spirited young man and we know he can fight this. Thank you to all for reading this, for your prayers and your generosity!