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Orlando Homegrown keeper battling bone cancer


Mason Stajduhar

Orlando City SC goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar wants to be battling for playing time, and is instead squarely in the fight of his life.

Stajduhar, a U.S. U-18 and U-20 player, has been diagnosed with Localized Ewing Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, and begins treatment this week.

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Promising news: It’s an early diagnosis for Stajduhar, and the disease does have a strong survival rate. From

“Fortunately for Mason, we discovered this early, giving him a better chance for a cure and full recovery,” said Daryl Osbahr, MD, medical director for Orlando City SC and chief of sports medicine for Orlando Health. “We’re dedicated to working with Mason and his oncologists to fight his bone cancer and begin his road to recovery.”

All our best to Stajduhar, Orlando, and his family.

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