SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) –
MeKayla Gist, 17, also known as the “Queen Warrior” can light up even the dimmest hospital room with her positive personality.
“For months of her having pain and limping, I just knew something was wrong, it was hard to see her going through her pain,” MeKayla’s mother said. “So I decided to take her to an orthopedic surgeon. And he looked at her knee and did some tests and x-rays,” Jermeca Jackson said.
Doctors found MeKayla had a form of cancer, osteosarcoma in her left knee. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of just 15-years-old, going through countless chemotherapy sessions, but with another large hurdle in the forefront. 
“Then through all of that, we ended up having to amputate her leg to save her life,” Jackson said. MeKayla pushed through cancer-free for about …
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