Trust God and live your life.
– Tony Velo
Virtually his entire life, Tony Velo has been dealing with neurofibromatosis a type of cancer that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue throughout his body. First diagnosed at 14 months, the high school junior lives his life and doesnt allow this pervasive form of cancer to hold him back.
Family, friends and music
get him through the difficult times. Tony says, Life is hard sometimes. I remind myself that God is in control and Im not in this alone.
The inoperable tumors in Tonys brain havent progressed since completing his fifth round of chemotherapy in October 2013. His vision is impaired, but holding stable. As a freshman, Tony transferred to Parkview High School to take advantage
of the extra assistance the school provides to students with vision problems.
Weve been following Tonys journey in our Heroes Project issue since 2010. Its exciting to see Tony turn 18 and hear about his plans for a career as a radio disc jockey and producer.