Adam was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at age 10 and had surgery to remove his right tibia and replace it with a donor bone, metal plate and eight screws. Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone, usually those of the pelvis or long bones (femur, tibia, ribs). Most common in males between the ages of 10 and 20, Ewing’s sarcoma can be treated with chemo and radiotherapy, however, surgery and complete removal of the tumor may be necessary.
According to Teammate Jean Labonté
“The rising star of the National Sledge Team, Dixon is like a young Bobby Orr – a slick passer and a great playmaker. But unlike Orr, bad knees cannot end Dixon's career.”