Meet Dean Austin. After battling cancer in various parts of his body, including rare and highly aggressive Merkel Cell Carcinoma, countless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation - genetic profiling and new treatment options are helping Austin. His story and mix of medicine and faith. He calls his story “Trials and Tender Mercies”. Dean Austin submitted this blog post from his personal history. We are honored to share it here. From the Intermountain Precision Genomics Team, we honor you, Dean Austin! Thank you for sharing your story!