Steven Dearth is a 2008 graduate of East Canton High School, and is now in a fight for his life, battling brain cancer and lung cancer. In November, he was experiencing severe headaches, trying over the counter medications, but nothing was helping. He then started having blurred vision and hearing changes. Steven was no longer able to get through a day without becoming ill so he went to the ER and had a CT scan and MRI. That is when the devastating news was revealed. Steven had 5 tumors in his brain and lung cancer. December 3rd he had brain surgery to remove 2 tumors but he has 3 that are inoperable. December 22nd he started radiation and is also receiving chemotherapy. His most recent MRI was not hopeful as the chemo and radiation have not been effective in reducing the tumors and new tumors have been identified in the liver.
Steven enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, and dirt bike riding. He is the father of a beautiful daughter, Elaina who is almost 2. Steven is a hardworking man but is now unable to work due to this unbelievable diagnosis. The family is asking the community for help with donations for overwhelming medical bills and other expenses. The Steven Michael Dearth Benefit Fund has been set up at Consumers National Bank and every little bit helps. The family is praying for an amazing miracle for Steven’s life and want to thank everyone in advance for their support and prayers.