Dillon Buzan, cancer survivor: gallery
Buzan will always bear the scar on the left side of his neck from where he had cancerous lymph nodes removed. Photo by Landon Wesley.
Buzan (right) poses with his friend Ariel Pevzner for a high school graduation photo in June 2011. Photo courtesy of Dillon Buzan.
On Sept. 5, 2012, Dillon Buzan was diagnosed with leukemia. Photo courtesy of Dillon Buzan.
Buzan (left) poses with some friends in his first few days of being in the hospital. Friends and family had to wear masks when they visited Dillon because he couldn't risk getting sick with his weakened immune system. Photo courtesy of Dillon Buzan.
The Buzan family and Pierard (from left to right): Larry Buzan, Dillon Buzan, Katie Pierard, Connor Buzan, Christine Buzan and Justin Buzan. Photo courtesy of Matt Lowden Photography.
Left: Buzan (left) and his girlfriend (right) developed a close friendship quickly while working at camp in the summer of 2012 and have been together ever since. Right: Buzan (left) and Pierard had a lot to reflect on looking back at the past year. Photos courtesy of Dillon Buzan.
Dillon Buzan says the support from his girlfriend, Katie Pierard, was a major motivating factor to help him beat leukemia. Photo courtesy of Dillon Buzan.
Buzan (right) is headed to post-secondary school in January 2014. He will be attending Mount Royal University — the same school his girlfriend (left) goes to. Photo by Landon Wesley.