Johnny Cathcart is a 2x meduloblastoma brain cancer survivor. Between St. Jude hospital in Memphis and Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, his cancer experience spanned almost three years from when he was 12 to 15 years old. At 17, he began speaking at cancer events and and fundraisers for cancer support nonprofit organizations. After moving to New York City in 2009, Johnny published his first book, HOTPANTS, a story of a young cancer stricken life, struggling for acceptance and battling with God. Johnny continued to become immersed in the growing young adult cancer world, and with many organizations such as the Make A Wish Foundation, First Descents, The Annie Appleseed Project for Alternative Cancer Therapy, The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, Moving for Life therapeutic dance for cancer survivors, Stupid Cancer and Angelight Films.
As an award-winning documentary film maker, he’s made films and documentaries dealing with overcoming cancer. He is a lifelong advocate, currently a coach for Ulman Fund Cancer-5k, and super excited to be a part of Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau.
Topics: Humor & Medicine; Stress Management; and Survivor Experiences.