WHO WE ARE
Bone Sarcoma Peer Support (BSPS) is a small charity that was founded in 2021 by a group of cancer patients. We promote emotional and mental wellbeing amongst bone sarcoma patients in the UK by facilitating the provision of one-to-one peer support. The relationships developed between mentors and mentees is independent from BSPS.
Andrew was diagnosed with OsteoSarcoma in 2019. He's been through chemotherapy as well as having a tibial allograft.
Kerry was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 1996, aged 19. Her initial treatment included a proximal tibia endoprosthetic replacement and since then she’s had a number of surgical revisions.
Gregg was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2002. He's now nearly 20 years clear.
Through their personal experiences, they recognise how difficult it is to find the right support and advice. This is why they've worked together to start BSPS and begin to connect patients together.
My name is Danielle, I'm 39 years old and I have been undergoing treatment for Osteosarcoma following my diagnosis in August 2020. Cancer is a big scary word, which brings a lot of uncertainty and changes everything you have ever known before. I was lucky to meet someone who had most recently finished treatment for Osteosarcoma, of a similar age. It enabled me to connect with someone who had worn my shoes, ask questions like when will I lose my hair? What do I need to be prepared for? It has given me someone to call on through my low moments as well as celebrating positive outcomes. It gave me insight into my journey and the motivation to keep going, without this support I believe this would have been a tougher challenge.
Danielle pictured 'ringing the bell' to celebrate finishing treatment