Rhode Island Monthly Remembers Trevor Cusack
He and his family waged a battle to diagnose his mysterious illness. Sadly, Trevor died this weekend.
Rhode Island Monthly readers may remember the story we did on Trevor Cusack and the battle he and his family waged to diagnose his mysterious illness. Sadly, Trevor died this weekend. Here’s our feature on Trevor, written by Tracey Minkin, in 2008.
Sixteen-year-old Trevor Cusack was poised for varsity stardom when he was suddenly sidelined by a mysterious illness that is shutting down a crucial part of his brain, devastating his short-term memory and ability to walk, talk and eat. After scores of tests and a year under the scrutiny of the country’s top specialists, no one knows exactly what is wrong with Trevor. Only that it’s the ﬁght of a lifetime for an extraordinary kid who still ﬁnds reasons to smile.