It began with what appeared to be a pulled muscle. It ended with a trip to Hawaii. Tyler Payne, 17, has battled a rare form of bone cancer that affects children ages 11-16 for more than two years.
"They thought he got hurt when we went camping," his mother, Debbie Payne, said.
Tyler underwent a series of X-rays and other tests, but none seemed to solve his problems, which started with some swelling in his right knee.
"The pulled muscle didn't go away," Tyler's father, T.J., said.