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Memoir recounts surviving brain cancer-Twice ~Johnny Cathcart ~ St Joseph Mo
** The following story was featured in Life Stories of the St Joseph News Press last week, and felt it should be shared here with fellow Realtors. Please take time to read Johnny's Story and purchase one of his books if at all possible.
**Johnny's mom, Jane is a fellow Realtor at my office.
Memoir recounts surviving brain cancer - twice by Erin WisdomThursday, February 5, 2009
Photo by Jessica Stewart
St. Joseph native Johnny Cathcart has written a book titled ‘Hotpants: A Memoir.' The Central High School alumnus started the autobiography when he was 17.
Johnny Cathcart knows a thing or two about endurance.
The 23-year-old St. Joseph native showed himself way back in fourth grade to be a distance runner. And he kept running, even through all the headaches he had in sixth grade.
But two weeks into his seventh grade cross country season, the headaches became too bad to ignore. He began experiencing double vision, and his dad, a doctor, grew concerned enough to have him undergo an MRI - one that revealed a gigantic tumor. Left alone, it could have killed him within days.
Johnny underwent surgery the next day to remove the tumor. Thus ... more
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