When people think about cancer, they don’t typically think of young adults. But young adults do get cancer, and they have unique needs. When Matthew Zachary was facing brain cancer as a 21-year-old college student, he noticed a real lack of resources for people in his situation. That’s why he created Stupid Cancer. And now, 22 years after his diagnosis, he feels like the resources he wished he had are finally becoming available.
“I feel like I was hand-sculpted to create an organization,” Matthew says. “And be a voice for the invisible Gen-Xers – the most underserved age group in cancer. We get it more, we die more, we are diagnosed late, we are misunderstood … it’s different, and if you want to save our lives, it requires a completely different framework.”Read More