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Beating the Cancer Odds

Joshua WashingtonJoshua Washington

Joshua Washington, 24, a Daytona Beach native, might have died of leukemia as a child. As it was, he lost 4 years of his childhood battling the illness. His mother put her college path on hold, dropping out to care for both him and her mom, who also had cancer.

Now Josh has made good on his mom’s college dreams by earning two associate degrees and graduating this May with his bachelor’s in supervision and management, with a specialization in broadcast/TV production. He’s the first male to get a college degree in his family and sees a responsibility to set a good example “for all who follow.” 

“My mom and my sisters, they were so stoked to see me graduate - they all came; I thought I might cry walking across that stage; it’s been such a long journey, from cancer to breaking the mold and making it all the way.”

He plans to own his own TV production studio in the next 10-15 years, following his passion for the business side of the broadcast world. 

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{May 14, 2014}

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Last updated: 2014-09-11T19:03:22.568Z