Osteosarcoma  Jaliyahs Story
At age 9, Jaliyah was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma. After swelling from an ankle sprain did not subside, a visit to Jaliyah’s primary care physician revealed that Jaliyah’s ankle pain was caused by a tumor. When local specialists recommended amputation, Jaliyah’s mother Joyce searched for second opinion to save her daughter’s leg. Joyce found Dr. Carol Morris, chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, who offered an alternative to amputation. Dr. Morris and her team performed a complex limb-sparing surgery allowing Jaliyah to keep her leg. Learn more about Jaliyah’s story and the care team that gave her the chance to continue dancing. To learn more about our orthopaedic services, please visit hopkinsmedicine.org/ortho. To schedule an appointment, call 443-997-2663 (BONE).