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Stephanie Lipscomb

Stephanie Lipscomb, of Greenville, South Carolina, was 24 years old when photographed (above) with her boyfriend, Matthew Hopper, at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve in Cleveland, South Carolina. In 2011, she was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma (brain tumor). After receiving an experimental poliovirus therapy, Stephanie's cancer went into remission. Today, she works as a pediatric oncology nurse.  

 

“I never thought that I was going to die. Just going back for my MRI scans, I had complete faith in God and my doctors. It was just showing me, look, you’re trusting me and you’re trusting your doctors, and you’re going to change the world.”

Photographed: October 29, 2015