Young and Living with Terminal Brain Cancer

Andrew Dodge was only 38 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer in 2019.  The cancer is terminal.  The average life span is 14 years. Anyone who meets Andrew will see that part of his skull was removed during surgery to remove the turmor. He doesn’t hide it under a hat.  It’s important to Andrew that other young people living with cancer know that it doesn’t have to define them.  It’s hard work to stay on track and live life but he and his wife Kat are determined to get the most out of their time together.  Andrew is a counsellor at RAFT, a haven for homeless youth in Niagara, Ontario.

Photo taken by Winnie Zheng.