Here is why it's important to have patience after a cancer diagnosis

HOUSTON – Parents have it hard when a child is diagnosed with cancer. They are required to manage doctors’ appointments, hospitals and insurance on top of worrying about their child.

“Elise's cancer is osteosarcoma," Woodlands mom, Jennifer Robinson, said. "I had never heard of it, I didn't know where to go."

Being the mother of an 8-year-old with cancer took a toll on Robinson, but now Elise Robinson is a pre-teen and she can't even remember the agony.

“The only things that I do remember are the good stuff like… working with pottery and making art,” Elise Robinson said.

She underwent chemotherapy and one leg amputation. 

“I can do anything I want to now," Elise Robinson said.

She is on several sports teams, possible because of a prosthetic leg.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Valerae Lewis, from MD Anderson, did a rotationplasty on Elise Robinson, completely removing the area with cancer.