What One Boy Documented During His Battle With Cancer Left Me In Tears..

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When Michael Friedman was just 16 years old, he was given the terrible news that he had cancer. Friedman lost his hair, lost some of his freedoms, but never lost his fight. Seven months and 14 rounds of chemotherapy later, he was celebrating his victory over cancer with friends and family, who were there with him every step of the way. Friedman’s journey is remarkably inspiring and the photo album he kept of those difficult seven months is a celebration of both physical and emotional strength. Take a look.

 

Michael after his first round of chemo.

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Before he decided to shave his head.

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After.

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Michael, ever positive and fun, captioned this photo “ERMAHGERD, CHEMER”.

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Hanging out with his brothers.

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The whole family’s here now!

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And those who could not make it were talked to on Skype.

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Michael with his favorite bear.

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Michael rocking out with friends during his last round of chemo.

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Michael chilling.

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The hospital staff that helped him on his road to recovery.

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Michael heading home!

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Celebrating with friends and family. It’s good to be back!

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For his wish trip, Michael he got to check out the waves in Hawaii.

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Here’s Michael enjoying his prom.

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Michael and his father, who wrote a book about their journey.

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What a truly inspiring story. For Michael’s father’s side of the story, check out his book My Story: A Parent’s Journey Through His Child’s Cancer on Amazon and Kobo.

Image credits Reddit   (h/t)