Our @bruinrunwalk patient of the week is Angy! Share Angy’s story, donate, and register for our walk to support the Chase Child Life team at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. ➨ www.bruinrunwalk.comAngy’s Story: Angy Rodríguez was born on April 5, 2010. From that moment, she illuminated our home with her smile and her joy. She met all her developmental milestones and continued to have a normal childhood. The years passed and everything was pure happiness for us. Until one day on April 10th, just as she had turned 7 years old, she took a blow to her left knee that resulted in severe swelling, at which point we knew something was wrong. We took her to see a doctor at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Santa Monica where she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. Subsequently, part of Angy's bone had to be removed and replaced with a metal prosthesis. The day we found out about Angy's diagnosis, it felt like the world was caving in on us. We could not stop thinking about all the bad things that could happen to her, all that could go wrong, but we knew we weren't alone. We were fortunate to have the help of great doctors, nurses and the rest of the hospital team. Everyone treats us as a members of their own family, there to help us in the most difficult times. Angy loves spending time in the playroom with her sister and her child life friends. She looks forward to new art projects and just getting out of her room for a few hours. We are very grateful to all of them for all the good things they have done for us, especially for Angy. We also give thanks to God who put such a strong warrior our lives, a warrior who does not stop fighting every day with this disease.