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Film: Dance Marathon impact on five year cancer free graduate

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Film: Dance Marathon impact on five year cancer free graduate

Dillyn Mumme, a survivor of leukemia, speaks to DM participants during the In the Limelight Talent Show at UI Dance Marathon 24 inside IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Mumme obtained a summer internship with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX this past year. He spoke about the differences between failing and failure as well as encouraged all members of the crowd to make an impact on the lives of those around them. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Dillyn Mumme, a survivor of leukemia, speaks to DM participants during the In the Limelight Talent Show at UI Dance Marathon 24 inside IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Mumme obtained a summer internship with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX this past year. He spoke about the differences between failing and failure as well as encouraged all members of the crowd to make an impact on the lives of those around them. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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Dillyn Mumme, a survivor of leukemia, speaks to DM participants during the In the Limelight Talent Show at UI Dance Marathon 24 inside IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Mumme obtained a summer internship with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX this past year. He spoke about the differences between failing and failure as well as encouraged all members of the crowd to make an impact on the lives of those around them. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan; Photo by Ben Al

The Daily Iowan; Photo by Ben Al

Dillyn Mumme, a survivor of leukemia, speaks to DM participants during the In the Limelight Talent Show at UI Dance Marathon 24 inside IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Mumme obtained a summer internship with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX this past year. He spoke about the differences between failing and failure as well as encouraged all members of the crowd to make an impact on the lives of those around them. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)


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DI films interviewed leukemia survivor Dillyn Mumme at Dance Marathon 24. Having overcome cancer that required extensive treatment, Dillyn goes into how he didn’t let it hold him back. Having spent an internship at NASA, he embodies the virtues of persevering through trails.

For a more in-depth look of Dillyn’s story, check out an article written about him last year.

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