Brooks is Schyenne’s younger brother and the only boy of the 4 children.
It all began with a mystery injury to Schyenne’s knee. Growing pains? Trampoline? She didn’t know what caused her pain. We took a trip to the ER because the tears were rolling down her cheeks, which led to news we were never expecting. On August 3rd, 2017, Schyenne was diagnosed with Metastatic Osteosarcoma, meaning bone cancer that had spread to her lungs. Her childhood was immediately snatched away from her. Our lives were completely and forever changed from that very moment. In the blink of an eye, it seemed like the world kept spinning, but we came to a screeching halt. Nothing else mattered but whatever needed to be done to make sure Schyenne would beat this horrible disease.
Schyenne has completed many rounds of chemotherapy, has had major surgeries, one where an internal expandable prothesis has been implanted into her leg, fought off infections, and has battled through many horrible side effects from the “poison” they call chemotherapy. Our family has always had an open house for friends and family and were always on the go, racing, hunting, and other family outings. Since her diagnosis, the dynamics of our lives have changed tremendously.
Schyenne is such a tough kid! She has two older sisters and a younger brother who have missed out on a lot since she has been sick, but they have always supported her and wouldn’t have it any other way.