Evan Johnson

Author Evan Johnson, now a high school senior, left, stands with his friend the late Michael C. McHugh.

 

Commentary:

Four years ago, my best friend Michael died from cancer. To this day, I still think about him and what he would be doing today if he were here. 

When he was diagnosed with cancer, I barely knew what cancer was. I did not know what to do to help him or talk to him. 

I was very scared, and I thought of him as a different person even though he was exactly the same. 

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