Ind. firefighter will battle brain cancer

Four months ago, doctors told him he had stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A national debate sparked when 29-year-old Brittany Maynard chose to end her life after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Josh Comeau, a South Bend firefighter, is battling the same type of cancer, but is choosing his own approach to combating it, WSBT reported.

Watching Maynard make the difficult decision to end her life was emotional for Comeau. He said he did not agree with her choice, but said he doesn’t cast judgment on her, according to the report.

“She, it seems like, got wrapped up in the end game, and I’m very much focused on today. What is today’s game?” he said.

Four months ago, doctors told him he had stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

“I have every reason to live and every reason to fight to live,” Comeau said. “I’m very afraid for my wife and my kids. What a future looks like without me in the picture, but I hold on to that God knows best.”

Maynard chose to die Saturday by taking a lethal dose of drugs and was an advocate for the ‘Death with Dignity’ practice in her final months.

Comeau is currently going through chemotherapy and has several more rounds before it is complete, according to the report.

“It’s getting tougher, but my resolve is getting firmer,” he said.

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2021 EMS1. All rights reserved.