In 2013, Michael Tatalovich was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Using his Instagram account, he shared his experience battling cancer with the world. At first, he only took the pictures to keep his friends and family up to date on his condition. Shortly after that, he realized that his decision to document his journey meant a lot to complete strangers. Tatalovich’s decision to show the ups and downs really shines a light on what it’s like to go through what he did. Looking at the photographs can be emotionally draining, but it’s important to understand what someone in his situation goes through. Take a look.
Tatalovich early on in his treatment.
In the hospital.
His hair loss as a result of chemo.
Gotta stay positive…and warm.
His hospital wristband.
A massive scar from a surgery.
One of the amazing portraits that bravely show the fragile state his body was in.
A beautifully shot image that captures the support he received from friends and family.
Tatalovich and friends.
Tatalovich and a furry friend.
Part of the treatment.
Tatalovich as the homecoming king.
What a journey. Tatalovich was able to beat cancer and now lives a normal life as a college student. While he no longer has to deal with the illness, paying the medical bills is still a huge struggle. You can help him out by donating to his Go Fund Me.