Cancer survivor and amputee's cute Halloween costume

The Mighty has shared a very cute story: titled 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Proves You Don’t Need Two Arms to Enjoy Halloween.

The article is about Scarlette, a three-year-old amputee and cancer survivor. Scarlette and her mother Simone found a fun and creative way to celebrate Halloween.

Simone says, “When she was born, which was four weeks early, her left arm was gigantic … It was about three times the size of her right arm. They had no idea what to make of it.” After many tests, Scarlette was diagnosed with undifferentiated high-grade spindle cell sarcoma, a rare type of cancer.

“We did a couple months of chemo, but it would not fully remove the cancer,” her mother says. “We were given the options of amputating the entire arm or not doing anything and having less than a year with her. We ended up traveling from California to Minnesota to do her amputation.”

Now Scarlette is in remission and there’s no holding her back from her enjoying herself. Find out more about Scarlette’s story and see more photos here.

Cancer Advisor has a range of personal stories, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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