2019 Conference Featured Speaker: Jeremy Pivor
Jeremy Pivor balances his studies in medical school, relationships with his family, partner, and friends, as well as treatment for his oligodendroglioma brain tumor. He has been coping with cancer for many years, diagnosed initially at the age of 12, with subsequent recurrences in his early 20’s. While living with his brain tumor, Jeremy has been an EMT; an ocean conservationist in the high seas, Madagascar, and Indonesia; an advocate for brain tumor research advances with the National Brain Tumor Society; and an active and supportive member of the Young Adult Program. His journey with cancer can be summarized into one extensive, yet fulfilling lesson: learning how to cope with, and embrace, uncertainty. Jeremy shared his story of resilience, meaning-making, and living with intention after a cancer diagnosis — and how he continues to explore what it means to be human.