The girls already shared a lot in common. They were both preteens living only about 15 minutes apart: Grace of east Cobb and Bailey of Johns Creek. They were both very active, having played multiple sports. Grace was a member of her church soccer and school track and cross-country team. Bailey played basketball, volleyball — and was in jump rope club.
And they had both been diagnosed with osteosarcoma after experiencing excruciating pain in their knees. (Bailey had a cancerous tumor in her right leg; Grace in her left leg.)
Bailey first heard about Grace through a friend of a friend. Since their lives crossed paths in the hospital, they have become friends, sharing a special bond as cancer survivors. The two girls get together for Braves games and pool parties, and both attend a “Camp No Limb-itations,” a special summer camp in Georgia for kids with amputations and limb deficiencies.
Now just 12 and 14 years old, they continue to share a passion for playing sports. They are also shining examples of courage and triumph.