On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.
We had the opportunity to watch the graduation ceremony at Salem Hills High School. Eric also had a fun time having his year book signed. He even put a smiley face on sock at the end of his leg! Eric was mentioned in 2 of the talks today along with a couple of other kids who have had a very difficult year and it was very humbling to hear of the concern and support for their fellow classmates. Good Luck Graduates!