CLEVELAND, OH (WCMH) — The northeast Ohio man is being called “Superman” after beating a deadly form of brain cancer.
“It’s just who I am,” Andy Simon describes his attitude to WEWS.
Dressed in full Superman garb and his wife, Amy, decked out as Wonder Woman, Simon received his last treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.
“I still can’t process it, because I still think back and I don’t feel like I have anything,” explained Simon. “You know, I can feel the scars, you know, the bumps on my head. But it didn’t register to me. I never thought oh my God, how much time do I have? That never was a thought.”
Simon received a clinical trial treatment from University Hospitals which combines chemotherapy along with another drug which is more effective.
But during his brain surgery and treatment, Simon earned his nickname of Superman from hospital staff.
“I’ve never been challenged before like this, and I had no option. I had to go forward and beat this, and I’m just going to continue to beat it. That’s just my message. You’ve got to beat it.”
According to WEWS, Simon along with about 50 family members has raised more than $12,000 to fight brain cancer.