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Cancer survivor shares journey before Head for the Cure in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The ninth annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk in San Antonio might be held this Saturday to lift funds and consciousness for folks battling brain most cancers.

DJ Stewart, a 31-year-old Kansas City man who bravely shared his battle in an intimate documentary seen round the world, might be in San Antonio to satisfy with different survivors and households.

“I knew that if I wasn’t completely vulnerable, completely open, I was doing myself and the project an injustice, and every other survivor could potentially see that,” stated Stewart.

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Stewart was identified with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma brain tumor in 2019. He stated the tumor was the dimension of a golf ball, and he was informed he had between a year and 18 months to dwell.

“It’s the rarest, most aggressive form of brain tumor,” stated Stewart. “Doctors said 12 to 18 months, but here I am — three and a half years later and no real deficits.”

Stewart didn’t hesitate to share his story after his analysis. One of his greatest pals, Ryan Lovell, filmed a documentary with Stewart about his every day journey.

“The whole process of making it and what has come from it, I can never imagine not giving it everything,” stated Stewart. “The film is called ‘RARE ENOUGH.’ If i’m uncommon sufficient, so are you.”

The highly effective movie chronicled Stewart’s remedies and the every day wrestle to battle brain most cancers. The folks that supported him day by day have additionally been Stewart’s inspiration to maintain preventing and residing.

“We had an entire city behind us, and it keeps growing. My rocks (are) my direct family — my wife, mom, dad, in-laws, grandma,” stated Stewart. “I couldn’t have done it without all of them, because they were there. Everybody dropped whatever was going on.”

That’s the help Stewart desires to unfold. He related with the CEO and president for Head for the Cure, purchased an RV and now travels to completely different occasions and gatherings, chatting with different survivors and households going through comparable conditions.

“So many people have connected with my story somehow, and it could be completely unrelated to a different illness or a bad day,” stated Stewart. “And to know that my dumb jokes or the fact I ride a motorcycle and skateboard still somehow translate into something that people really give a damn about — it is helping them. I can’t put a word on it. It’s just an honor that I never could quantify in a million years.”

Stewart and his spouse will make their first journey to San Antonio this weekend for Head for the Cure, one other alternative to debate his survival story and provides a message of hope to others.

“It keeps working. I’m still here. I’m still doing incredible things that I would have never thought I had the honor to do, so just keep going,” stated Stewart.

You can click here for more information on Head for the Cure.

You can watch “RARE ENOUGH” here.

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