Yan Perez-Garcia doesn’t have a typical cancer story – if there is one. His journey spans three states, dozens of surgeries, near-death experiences and multiple specialists – in just 10 years.
Diagnosed with rare brain tumors at only six months old, his ability to remain alive is awe-inspiring. “He’s not giving up,” said his mother, Yansen.
It happened in three days, in October 2008, she remembered. Yan got very sick on a Thursday. By Friday, he was in Children’s Hospital, in Tampa, Fl., where the family lived at the time. By Saturday, he had a CT scan. And that was how they …