Osteosarcoma Survivor Dancer

∽ Life lessons learned in one episode ∽

A fateful encounter is an

Whether to seize the chance or not
It’s up to you, but both are

Let’s like “people”.

The people around you
If you liken your life to the stage
of a play,

An important actor who excites you
as the protagonist.

With the people around you
Make your dreams come true.


Osteosarcoma Survivor Dancer


I am a former professional dancer.

Believe it or not, despite developing osteosarcoma at the base of the right foot

About 20 years after the onset of osteosarcoma, I became a professional dancer.

No, the people around me probably thought that I couldn’t believe it.

I developed osteosarcoma at the base of my right foot in the summer of 10 years old.

From the area of ​​the lower abdomen to the base of the foot, it looks abnormally swollen,

It was suspected that the metastasis of cancer cells had spread over a wide area.

The doctor in charge seems to have expected a desperate result from my condition.

Therefore, it seems that amputation of the right foot from the base was also considered in the surgical plan.

My doctor explained to me about amputation of my right leg and confirmed my consent.

Amputation of the right leg will have a huge impact on my future life.

If my right leg was amputated at that time

Life experiences now and up to now may have had completely different results.

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On that day too, the shouts of a female aerobics instructor echoed in the heat-filled dance studio.

As I think, my life was always greatly influenced by the encounter with people.

Several aerobics instructors were present at this fitness gym.

Sports instructors can be divided into those who are exclusive to a particular sports gym or who have a free contract.

The instructor dedicated to the gym provides guidance to members who use the training machine in the gym and various support services for members during times other than the menu of the aerobics studio.

It seems that he often stays in the gym all day.

On the other hand, instructors with free contracts often have contracts with instructors at other sports gyms,

He is often active in a wide range of fields, from aerobics to yoga and funk.

Most of the instructors I teach at the sports gym I go to have free contracts.

Since it is a free contract, the instructor in charge is only in the gym during the studio menu time.

During the time before and after that, he has been an instructor at other sports gyms.

Popular instructors pull kites from various sports gyms and run around multiple studios every day. Therefore, the more popular it is, the busier it is.

I participated in the menu of both instructors, both exclusive to the gym and free contract.

I participated in my favorite aerobics menu at the usual time that day.

It was the final menu of the studio after 8 pm on weekdays.

And most of the participants were people returning from work.

The final aerobics menu of the day was just about to enter the final stretch.

All the participants added strength and weakness to their stretches and relaxed their whole body to heal the tiredness of the day.

The interior of the studio was completely turned off, and there were only a few downlights in the large studio, creating a calm space.

The outside of the studio was already pitch black, and I could see the night view of the city from a small window.

In such a relaxed atmosphere, the instructor in charge announced to us,

“I’m not an instructor, but I also do dance choreography and creative dance activities. If you’re interested, why don’t you join me in my team?”

I couldn’t even react to the sudden announcement and left the studio.

However, looking back, a few people remain in the studio and are talking to the instructor.

I imagined that I was probably talking about the previous announcement in detail.

For a little while, I was struck by the content of the announcement.

After finishing the studio lesson, I headed to the locker room, where I was sweating lightly in the bathhouse and drying my hair with a hair dryer, and a male member called out to me.

“Would you like to join Mr. S’s announcement and dance team earlier? Mr. S seems to be a famous choreographer in the prefecture.

I’m thinking about participating.

It’s difficult to participate alone, but if you’d like, why don’t you join us? It was a sudden invitation.

At that moment, I decided to participate in my heart.

And this male member and this instructor were important people who will be greatly involved in my life after that.

◆ Life lessons that can be learned in
one episode ◆

① A fateful encounter is an opportunity.

It’s up to you to seize the opportunity or not, but both are correct.

② Let’s like “people”.

The people around you are the important actors who will liven up you as the protagonist if you compare your life to the stage of a play.

Make your dreams come true with the people around you.



At the age of 10, one in one million people develops a rare cancer (osteosarcoma).
Cancer notification, amputation of right leg and life expectancy from the attending physician. From my own experience, I would like to convey the hearts of cancer patients, especially children with childhood cancer, to the world.