It is an image that has inspired hundreds, if not thousands.
Zach Lederer, 18, stares directly and defiantly into the camera, arms up and flexed in a muscle pose, surrounded by the medical accouterments of his hospital bed.
He had just come out of brain surgery at Johns Hopkins, during which doctors had removed 80 to 90 percent of a cancerous tumor, a tumor that had shocked Zach, his family and his doctors. Zach had already beaten cancer, seven years ago. Doctors had already watched radiation reduce a walnut-sized tumor in 11-year-old Zach's brain to nothing, to the point that he had been deemed cancer-free.
Zach had already won this fight.
But last month,...