On Sept. 5, 2012, 20-year-old Dillon Buzan was diagnosed with leukemia. While doctors told Buzan that he would likely battle the disease for at least several years, on May 30, 2013 he was told that against the odds he was cancer free. Read his story here.

Photos courtesy of Dillon Buzan and reporter Landon Wesley

Published on Nov. 29

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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.