Posted by: Rainbow411 / GSHRadio on 07/14/2017

London Man’s Friends And Family Give Him The Surprise Of His Life At Pride

London Man’s Friends And Family Give Him The Surprise Of His Life At Pride

By Curtis M. Wong - QUEER VOICES 07/13/2017 10:47 am ET 

Photo: Rainbow411 / GSHRadio 

This year’s London Pride festivities were more poignant than ever for Dean Eastmond.

Sadly, the 21-year-old Eastmond has spent much of the past year battling cancer and, thus far, his treatments have been unsuccessful. So friends and family conspired to cheer him up by making a heartfelt video that describes Eastmond’s year in a series of words other than “cancer.” The clip was shown to a crowd of 10,000 in London’s Trafalgar Square, during Pride celebrations on July 8.

“We know this year has been unbelievably tough for you, but one word is never big enough to define a whole year, even if that word is ‘cancer,’” Eastmond’s pals said in the video. They praised their friend in terms like “tenacious,” “inspirational” and “resilient.”

“I word I would use to describe his year would be ‘passion,’” journalist Amy Stutz said in the video, which can be viewed above.

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