Rialee Jacoby is a smart, sweet, free-spirited girl who has a very interesting career goal: zookeeper!
In the spring of 2013, Rialee experienced pain in her left leg, which gradually became so bad she couldn’t walk. After an X-ray showed a mass, doctors sent her to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was diagnosed with a rare tumor, called Ewing sarcoma, in a bone of her leg.
More than year later, after numerous surgeries and months of chemotherapy, Rialee’s strength is back. Now 11, she is enjoying hula-hooping, going out for ice cream, and taking care of the family pets (four dogs, a cat and a hamster).
Rialee is one of the amazing patient Ambassadors to the 2014 Parkway Run & Walk. The annual event has raised millions for pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We hope to see you Sunday, Sept. 28. Run for Rialee!
Register for the Parkway Run & Walk, benefiting childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at CHOP.