Gavin: If You Believe It, You Can Do It

Eleven-year-old Gavin Pierson of Ramsey, MN, has been fighting “Joe Bully” since he was 5.

That’s what he has named his rare brain tumor, a growing mature teratoma, because of the way it breaks the rules and has threatened his life.

Gavin’s zero-tolerance policy for Joe Bully has helped his whole family heal during a long and closely followed health journey; his CaringBridge website has been visited nearly 550,000 times since its launch in 2012.