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Hi I'm Evan Hancock

I'm a three-time cancer survivor. I'm a writer. I'm a college student. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old, and was born into the church. I have 6 brothers and 2 sisters. When I was young, my Grandpa noticed that I was limping. When my parents tried to find out why, they found a baseball-sized Ependymoma in my head, a malignant kind of brain tumor. After surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, I was cancer free until the age of 13, where the cancer came back, and we went through the entire process again, and then one more time at 16. I have been cancer-free for 3 years. I currently attend Brigham Young University, studying psychology in hopes of becoming a child life specialist or a doctor in a similar field. When I'm not studying, I like to write fantasy. My favorite book is Mistborn by LDS writer Brandon Sanderson.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because our religion is true. The spirit is very personal, and God knows me personally and loves me, despite my many faults. My religion helped me get through my cancer, and still helps me in my trials.

How I live my faith

As a result of the radiation treatments for my cancer, I have a large bald spot on the right side of my head. I can't hide it, so instead I'm very open about my trials and my past, and people notice that. I try to live my faith by being an example for others through my attitude, my humor, and my work ethic. As visible and apparent as my trials are, I try to show others, who might be struggling with their own, hidden trials, that there is light to be seen and happiness to be found.