In the summer of 2011, 14-year-old Brendan Dawson was preparing for his freshman year at St. Mark’s School in Southborough and meeting the challenges of being a student-athlete. Then the Medway teen noticed a lump in his neck. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. A year later, stronger mentally and physically, he has made a healthy return to the soccer field and continues to serve as an inspiration to all of his classmates.
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