J. Carlton was 13 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in May at the end of his 7th grade year. He spent the following year of 8th grade in-and-out of the hospital receiving chemotherapy, fighting infections, and recovering from surgeries. The major surgery that removed the tumor involved removing the top 1/3 of his tibia leg bone as well as a total knee replacement.

Following a year of physical therapy and much determination, J. Carlton was able to walk again. He is now cancer-free and is currently a junior in high school. He is on the swim team, is a manager of the boy’s varsity lacrosse team, and working on getting his Eagle Scout badge. He loves sports and goes hunting every chance he gets!