His passion to cure colon cancer was ignited during his freshman year at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, after the uncle of one of his good friends was diagnosed with it and eventually died. “Cancer has taken over a whole bunch of lives, and I felt like I needed to step up and do something about it,” said Stonewall.
According to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, colon cancer is the third most common cancer among African American men and women. African Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer more than any other ethnic group and also have the highest death rates from the disease. Stonewall’s research is critically needed.
Stonewall has won numerous awards for his research and was a finalist for the Intel International Science and Engineer Fair in 2013.
The results of his research were presented at the national meeting for theSociety for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer in Washington, D.C., and he is listed as lead author.
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