Andrew Bundy – Image by Keshav Dahiya

Andrew Bundy is the author of the memoir Surviving the Cure: Cancer was Easy,* Living is Hard. He is working to raise awareness for the challenges facing cancer survivors after remission.

Having survived AML (acute myeloid leukemia) in 2007, he was soon after forced into the harsh reality of life after cancer. The bone marrow transplant that helped saved his life turned on him and attacked his gastrointestinal tract and lungs. It took extreme treatment to save his life, but the cost of these were high. Besides the mental and emotional challenges that came with this traumatic experience, the side effects left him with chronic pain and a degenerative bone disease, which led to the collapse of several joints, and subsequently 10 joint replacements. Now only three joints shy of a world record, he is optimistic he can surpass that.