Central Texas man beats brain cancer and graduates with honors

Posted at 12:11 AM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-13 13:45:13-04

Andrew Morefield has had an interesting journey.

While working odd jobs, his wife became pregnant.

Morefield needed to bring in extra income, but with a limited education, he did not have very many options.

"And that's what lead me to the Marine corps," said Morefield.

 Shortly after coming home from a tour in Afghanistan he was given terrible news.

"On May 21, 2012, I found out I had a tennis ball size tumor wrapped around my brain stem," said Morefield.

Understandably devastated, Morefield says his Marine Corps training helped him through four surgery's to remove the tumor.

"I felt like I just got back from a country filled with people who were trying to kill me six months ago. I wasn't going to let a bunch of my cells in my head do it," said Morefield.

His wife Jenny says she had the same conviction after hearing the awful news.

"We've gone through a lot together and I knew this wasn't the first thing we would face and it wasn't the last difficult thing we would face," said Jenny Morefield.

Today Morefield graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Central Texas with a bachelors degree in business finance.

"This is probably the most important thing to me now, because I'm setting the example for my kids," said Morefield.

 On Tuesday he starts a temporary job as a project manager with a real estate company, he says he's looking to find full-time employment.

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