Hey my name’s Hernan - I was 15 when I went through treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Somehow I beat it - but I felt so much was wrong about my experience. Things that could have helped other young people survive were missing.

With hopes that I could improve the cancer experience for others, I started making short films about it. I wanted to show other patients that they are not alone — and to show the world that there are young people fighting cancer all around them. But I knew that in order to do this I would have to hit the road.

So I packed up my gear and set out on a trip that would take the next year of my life to complete.

I went to all 50 states, drove 25k miles of road, and collected 28TB of footage. But more important than that - I met 90 great people who I now call my friends. I hope you enjoy their stories as much as I enjoyed this journey.

Below are some of the blog entries I wrote from the road. Let’s step back and relive some of those miles!

A Call To Action

Cancer Rebellion

Hernan Barangan’s Cancer Rebellion aims to change the face of US healthcare for teenagers and young adults with cancer. All across the US, teenagers and young adult are either treated in the same units as small children or the elderly.

Hernan’s quest is to film the voices of young cancer patients from every state in the country. Their stories will raise the profile of the unique challenges they face. Teen Cancer America’s mission is to provide specialist facilities and lead teams of experts that understand how best to support teens and young adults and treat the rare cancers that affect them. We are proud to have such an extraordinary and talented filmmaker who has overcome his own cancer to create a lasting legacy for the young people of the future. Please help us to support him and look out for the Cancer Rebellion in your state!