Nicole fights for our Country while fighting her own battle with Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma

Sixth Tribute for Chondrosarcoma Awareness Day

NIne Days away from hosting Chondrosarcoma Awareness Day on February 6 (Shayna’s heavenly 33rd birthday). This is our international effort to educate the public about this rare bone cancer and to build a coalition to support more research and clinical trials. The more attention we create, the more support we generate.

Join the Fight:

  • Wearing something Yellow on February 6 and post pictures wearing Yellow on social media platforms using the hashtag: #cswecare #chondrosarcoma #chondrosarcomafoundation
  • Reach out and educate your family, friends and co-workers about chondrosarcoma, share these tributes and help them understand that we need to bring awareness to fight this deadly beast and encourage them to join us by simply going to our website to add their name and email address to our petition:

In addition, we use Chondrosarcoma Awareness Day: February 6, to share stories of our community / our family who provide us with inspiration. Each week before February 6, we share a new story about a member of our community. Some of our members lost their battle with Chondrosarcoma, others are surviving, leading productive lives with the help of surgery, radiation, orphan medications and clinical trials.

This week, we pay tribute to Nicole Stickel who is only twenty seven and is currently on active duty in the Air Force. While stationed in Japan last November she was diagnosed with Extraskeletal Myxiod Chondrosarcoma in her right ankle.

Please take a few minutes to read our tribute honoring Nicole Stickel.