Miles Bentley’s passion is basketball. In seventh grade, he was having a great season when he experienced swelling under his knee. “We gave him some ice packs and ibuprofen, thinking it was a sports-related injury,” recalls his mom, Saharah. “But the swelling didn’t go away.”
An X-ray revealed perhaps the last thing the Bentleys expected—osteosarcoma (a type of cancer that starts in the bones). After surgery to remove the tumor and a total knee replacement, Miles began an aggressive chemotherapy regimen under the care of Dr. Wendy Bourland. “The doctors were so good about explaining everything to Miles and me—I couldn’t have asked for a better hospital,” Saharah said. “Through it all, Miles has been the strong one. Although he can’t play basketball, he can help coach the team.”