Meet Charles. He’s a typical 17-year-old who is dedicated to healthy living, working out, and eating clean. He’s the picture of health. Except Charles has Metastatic Papillary Thyroid cancer, which has spread to his lymph nodes and lungs.
“Charles refuses to let cancer define who he is or what he can accomplish,” says his mom, Melissa. “From the moment he was diagnosed in late 2015, through surgery and radioactive iodine treatments, he has remained positive and has never used cancer as an excuse to miss an opportunity or a goal.”