Hey my name’s Hernan - I was 15 when I went through treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Somehow I beat it - but I felt so much was wrong about my experience. Things that could have helped other young people survive were missing.
With hopes that I could improve the cancer experience for others, I started making short films about it. I wanted to show other patients that they are not alone — and to show the world that there are young people fighting cancer all around them. But I knew that in order to do this I would have to hit the road. So I packed up my gear and set out on a trip that would take the next year of my life to complete.
I went to all 50 states, drove 25k miles of road, and collected 28TB of footage. But more important than that - I met 90 great people who I now call my friends. I hope you enjoy their stories as much as I enjoyed this journey.
Below are some of the blog entries I wro Let’s step back and relive some of those miles!
November 7, 2021 Los Angeles Marathon
Teen Cancer America’s team “got off their butts for cancer” once again and completed the LA Marathon and ½ Marathon Charity Cha...Read More
TCA Golf Outing at Metedeconk National G...
Teen Cancer America hosted our first golf outing alongside Bob Lerner at Metedeconk National Golf Club in New Jersey, on Monday, Octob...Read More
“Art Is Healing” Painting Class and ...
Teen Cancer America’s first ever virtual “Art is Healing” art class was held on September 2nd for 10 teens and young adults who ...Read More
TCA Polo Event at Will Rogers Polo Field
Teen Cancer America’s 2nd Annual polo was held on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Will Rogers State Historic Park, in Pacific Palisades...Read More
Uncorked with Broadway; A Virtual Wine T...
Teen Cancer America’s May wine tasting was a huge success! Professional sommeliers, Ferdinando Mucerino and Chris Hoel, lead our gue...Read More
Valentine’s Day Virtual Wine Tasting &...
Teen Cancer America hosted a virtual wine tasting event for Valentine’s Day with hosts Alec Kupelian and Lily Fuentez. Wine and pizz...Read More
Victoria Summer’s Virtual Tea Party an...
Teen Cancer America partnered with Victoria Summer and Lawrence Charles, of Charles and Co. Tea, to have a virtual holiday tea party, ...Read More
Giving Tuesday & End of Year Campaign
Teen Cancer America held an online virtual event on YouTube and Facebook Live for Teen Cancer America’s Play It Back Showcase for #G...Read More
TCA's Cooking & Wellness Virtual Event
Teen Cancer America partnered with Tabay Atkins, youngest yogi in the USA, and Evolving Vegan, Mena Massoud's new book, to host a virt...Read More