Departments: Photo Essay
A photo series of Neurology Now readers.
Jeremiah McCarthy on living with brain tumor&#x2014;and the importance of art.
To see more of Annie Levy's photography, go to annielevy.com.
Jeremiah McCarthy, age 19
At what age were you diagnosed with a brain tumor?
I was eight at the time of the first diagnosis, and I have had three reoccurrences.
When did you start making art?
I always liked to draw, but after my diagnosis, making art went from being a welcome distraction to a passion. Along with the support of my family, my artwork has really helped me cope.
What prompted you to draw this image?
I was bored and posted a message on Facebook asking, “What should I draw?” Someone commented, “Your interpretation of a brain tumor.” So I did.
Jeremiah McCarthy is part of the “Portrait Project Exhibition” workshop, sponsored by PhotoIDFoundation.org in collaboration with the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. Go to CBTF.org for information about support services and/or educational materials.