HINSDALE – Up to the point of her cancer diagnosis, Erin Potts was a healthy, athletic teenager. Then she started experiencing pain around one of her knees and losing weight.
Despite a series of tendonitis diagnoses and physical therapy to strengthen her knee, the pain would not subside, said her mother, Mary Potts, in a news release from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
During an ultrasound done to analyze her weight loss, doctors found a tumor on her thigh bone. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that affects children and adolescents.
Potts’ daughter lived another three years after her diagnosis. She was 18 when she died.
Potts hopes a new memorial fund established through the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation will do the same for others facing their own cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Scatter Kindness Erin Potts Memorial Fund will support the patient experience program at the Adventist Cancer Institute and Outpatient Center, according to the release.
While the institute is still in the construction phase, Scatter Kindness will start helping cancer patients coming to the hospital now.
For more information, visit hinsdalehospitalfoundation.org and click on the Scatter Kindness link.