Teen beats grim cancer diagnosis to graduate high school

It’s graduation season, and Joshua Suarez of Dallas is getting ready to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma — something he thought he would never get to do.

Suarez was diagnosed with stage-4 testicular cancer when he was just 15. He had been looking forward to a bright, long future, so he pledged to fight as hard as he could to beat the disease.

He lost a lot of weight and went through 11 rounds of chemotherapy, but he never gave up. His doctors recently confirmed that he’s beaten cancer and now he’s just a few days away from receiving his high school diploma.

Suarez will attend Albion College in Michigan where he’ll double-major in art and pre-med. He plans to someday be an oncologist.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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