DALLAS — Graduating high school is an accomplishment for any student, but Dallas teen Joshua Suarez had an extra hurdle to clear: stage four testicular cancer.
“To say that I’ve beaten cancer is to say what can I not beat?” he told this local Fox affiliate. “Going across that stage is more proof I’ve made it.”
Joshua has come a long way from weighing as little as 140 pounds following eleven rounds of chemotherapy.
“God gives his hardest obstacles to his strongest soldiers. And as soon as I got that text, I just knew God was with me,” he told Fox 13. “Whatever God has planned for me I accept. If it’s to fight, I’m fighting until the end. But if it’s not, I’m ready to go.”
He’ll walk with his classmates this coming week.
In the fall, Joshua will attend Albion College in Michigan. There, he will double-major in pre-med and art. He hopes to be an oncologist in the future.
“I got my second chance,” Joshua said. “And I’m hoping to give that to others.”
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