“What Makes a Great Disease Story” for NPR’s On The Media

This story aired on On The Media, as part of the Living Cancer series.

When David Grover was a kid, he developed a grapefruit-sized tumor behind his ear, the result of a rare muscle cancer. Against tremendous odds, he survived, and his story traveled from his local paper to the Today Show and Ellen DeGeneres. But years later, David will never fully recover from his cancer treatment, and the media spotlight has moved on.