Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Miles was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. This form of sarcoma accounts for 5-8% of childhood cancers. 70% of all rhabdomyosarcoma cases diagnosed in the first ten years of life with the peak incidence in 1-5 age group. Overall, 50% of the children diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma survive 5 years. Miles lost his battle with this alien at age 18. Listen to his incredibly inspiring and moving speech of acceptance.