Dustin's Story

Dustin's Story

Dustin Thomson – “My Hero”

Dustin was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in July 2011 at the age of 25. Dustin was the bravest and strongest person that we know; he fought a very hard battle which ended on June 11, 2012 at the age of 26 years.

Dustin was a very loving and caring person. Even when fighting this disease, he always cared about everyone else and never complained about anything in life.

Dustin was a Heavy Duty Mechanic and Volunteer Firefighter. He was married for one year when finding out he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Dustin and his wife Ashley fought a very hard battle for Dustin. They stayed very positive through it all. Dustin insisted on this, always telling everyone “no crying allowed”. Dustin is an inspiration to everyone that he knew. He never skipped a beat and was the same loving, funny Dustin that everyone knew. Sometimes people forgot that Dustin was sick because he never changed at all.

Dustin lived life to the fullest right until the end. Even his intense radiation and chemo treatments still didn’t stop him. You could find him out fishing with his friends, hunting, playing his guitar, watching hockey and still going to fire practice to hang out. He always had a big SMILE on his face every day!

Dustin lives on through his wife Ashley Thompson, family and friends. He is greatly missed and loved and will always be in our hearts forever.

We love you Dustin!

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