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Rebecca Franks - July 2016
At just 17, Adry Awan was diagnosed with cancer, which spread to his vital organs and spurred a parallel fight for his mental health. Undergoing chemotherapy, six weeks of daily radiotherapy and counseling, Awan was able to overcome the physical and mental difficulties of his cancer diagnosis. Now in remission at age 20, Awan has made it his mission to help other young people who are struggling with a variety of issues.
Awan describes the struggle of confronting his own mortality at such a young age and recognizing the fragility of life. He explains the importance of understanding that struggling is okay and that asking for help is a good thing. "For young people that's a quality and feeling that they strive for, they can be empowered to feel they are working towards the best version of themselves", Awan states.
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Original source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au