Carter was diagnosed with CNS Germinoma at age 23. Currently living in Santa Clara, Carter was your average college student at UC Santa Cruz. One moment he was taking finals, the next he had a pounding headache and is battling for his life. Unfortu-nately, Carter is not the only one in his family battling cancer. His mother has been battling Multiple Myeloma for years. It hasn’t been easy for Carter and his mom, but it’s his attitude that he is proud of. He is working as hard as he can to get his life back on track, while also supporting his mom in her battle. Carter gives meaning to the word, Perseverance.