Philip Ring #licensedtocrushcancer

$51,375 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 492 people in 33 months
Erika At Cosmoprof
on behalf of Philip Ring
 PHOENIX, AZ
Our friend Philip Ring has been diagnosed with cancer and needs our support today. Not unlike many stylists in this industry he's facing this challenge without health insurance. Unfortunately payment must be secured prior to scheduling surgery and treatment. Any financial support will be greatly appreciated. If you're interested in making a private donation by cash or check please contact Erika Kantola. Thank you!
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Update 3
Posted by Erika Kantola
30 months ago
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Message from Philip:
Hey everyone! I know its been a really long time since I updated everyone. My surgery to remove the cancer went relatively well. The biopsy showed 3 types of cancer, two being relatively low growing, but the third really concerned the doctors. I had a CT scan a few weeks after surgery and it came back with two swollen lymph nodes, but a blood test a week and a half after that came back negative for tumor markers.

Unfortunately the doctors still felt like chemo was a necessary safe guard against spreading because if any of the cancerous tissue had spread, it could be a very short time before there was major problems.

Im 4 weeks into my chemo right now, still plugging along. I bring different candy for the candy jar every day and have amazing conversations with a lot of the other patients. Most people focus on the things that cancer takes away and its really easy to get upset about all of the things I feel like I'm missing out on, the side effects and just imagining what my life is going to be like going into the future. But what they don't tell you is that sometimes life changes and cancer gives you things that you never knew you were missing.

Its given me understanding, patience, it's reminded me to stop and appreciate people, conversation and shown me the importance of listening to your body.

I sit in the oncologists for about 28-30 hours for one week and the following two weeks I recover at home and only have one appointment that lasts a few hours. As much time as you have just sitting around, it really feels like there still isn't enough time in the day to get the things I need to get done. Ive spent a lot of my time getting to know the patients and nurses (I like to think I'm one of the favorites in the office), and also just spending quality time with my family. I realize that Ive spent a lot of my career sacrificing quality time with my family and friends and its been nice to feel caught up again.

Ive been pretty fortunate with the side effects, I've had some serious ones that ended me back in the hospital like a blood clot that is still in my arm but isn't in the deep vein system so its not really that dangerous, and high fevers and chills. The nausea is pretty rotten but its not bad enough yet to cause me to throw up (which means I still haven't lost a ton of weight which is bittersweet for me). Im finally getting used to my baldness and embracing it by doing regular photo shoots of bald characters in pop culture.

Can I just in closing say one last thing, I honestly can only attribute how well I am doing through this to the fact that with the money you donated I was able to catch the cancer in time and have the surgery, but also the medications to help the side effects are so expensive (One of them is $8,000 for a shot of NEULASTA that I have gotten twice). And another thing, I look at this list of you guys that gave money to me and thank you so much to the people that gave that know me well, and to the people that don't know me well, thank you so much more for the faith that you guys have in me, I plan on returning the gratitude and also passing it on in one way or another...


I'm really sorry it took me so long to write this. Its been a really long time since I felt surrounded by love and happiness instead of alone with my creativity. My family and friends have all been surrounding me to make sure I am always eating and feeling okay and its really easy for me to stay occupied with their love and attention instead of remembering my responsibilities.


THANK YOU AGAIN for your life saving donation and I promise to keep you in the loop better from now on!
This is me in makeup as MR Clean
Me in makeup as AANG the last Airbender
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Update 2
Posted by Erika Kantola
33 months ago
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Well you crushed that goal! Let's keep going!
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Update 1
Posted by Erika Kantola
33 months ago
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Salon professionals truly are the most generous, caring people! We're half way to our goal in less then 15 hours. Your support is sincerely appreciated!
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Pam McGuire
33 months ago
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If everyone could donate $10 each that knows Phil we can take the stress of money for his dr bills away. Phil we are here for you, near and far and you are loved! ❤️ praying for healing.

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Robina Gregor
33 months ago
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This man is incredible. Please give anything you can even if it's 5.00$ to him. He has given joy and education to so many people. He is a beautiful man. Thank you so much.

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Lori Wood Holloway
33 months ago
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You are one loved Guy Mr Ring... ♥

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Steve Vandiver
33 months ago
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Please be sure to watch my Saturday night Hair church tonight @11 eastern fir details of the huge periscope silent and live auction and for a huge education opportunity if you don't follow me its hairguysteve on periscope

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Angela Thomas
29 months ago

My hunny is a Testicular Cancer Survivor and just celebrated 9 years since the day he found out. His brother is a 11 year survivor!! What are the odds of that happening!! My hunny had surgery to remove tumor and one of the buddies along with 26 treatments for his very aggressive cancer all within a few weeks, he prayed for death to come, but God had plans for him and here he is today!! His brother only had 1 treatment... So this too shall pass and you will be new again!! Enjoy the baby smooth skin! May God continue to bless and heal you!! Many prayers for strength!!

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Dominic Barbar
30 months ago

Thank you for the update, Phil. Don't apologize for a late reply. Just work on your health. We're all here for you.

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Jason Mcdonald
30 months ago

Love you brother..glad to hear it's going well

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Essie Flores
33 months ago

im so happy and thrilled to read this story..im here to help my best friend too if any of you could take your time on reading my page so you can understand better...thank you and blessings to you all and Phil

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Jane R. LeBlanc
33 months ago

Philip, I met you at Spring Style (I work for CosmoProf...you tried to get me to buy a super fancy flat iron...I should have listened), and you were the nicest, sweetest, most attentive person ever. I couldn't believe this super famous hair stylist was taking the time to recommend products and tools to me (I DID buy the shampoo and conditioner...haha). You have such a big heart and we all love you. I will be thinking about you. ♥

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Amy Jo Ellis
33 months ago

We all love you phil. You rock!!! And you will crush this with every one of us begind you ❤❤

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Connie Cook
33 months ago

I just met you last week, after your fabulous presentation on stage!....go kick cancer's ass and get back up there...I want to see you again.

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33 months ago

I've prayed that God carries you through this and gives you the peace and strength to kick this cancer bootie! You got this darlin! Xoxo

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Yvonne Marie
33 months ago

I've prayed that God carries you through this and gives you the peace and strength to kick this cancer bootie! You got this darlin! Xoxo

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Michael Yocum
33 months ago

Thoughts and Prayers are with You

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Selines Soler Alicea
33 months ago

Phil, My prayers are with you. Love you dearly Remember that with God all things are possible!

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Raised by 492 people in 33 months
Created April 22, 2016
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RT
$10
R Trumbull
32 months ago
SG
$100
Susan Geren
32 months ago
$25
Maria Polanco Arias
32 months ago

Hugs and Kisses Phil

$20
Bonnie Whitlock
32 months ago

It's not much but I hope it helps with something. Prayers as always my friend.

$500
Suzette McDonough
33 months ago
DT
$100
Dali Trajkovski
33 months ago

Philip you are a champion it's been a real pleasure to call u friend. keep well be strong and c u in Australia l. Lots of love Dali

CK
$300
Cat Keyes
33 months ago
WP
$50
Will Perkins
33 months ago
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AC
$10
Aisling O Connor
33 months ago
KH
$50
Kristie Holliday
33 months ago

❤️ Get through this.

Pam McGuire
33 months ago
4
4

If everyone could donate $10 each that knows Phil we can take the stress of money for his dr bills away. Phil we are here for you, near and far and you are loved! ❤️ praying for healing.

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Robina Gregor
33 months ago
1
1

This man is incredible. Please give anything you can even if it's 5.00$ to him. He has given joy and education to so many people. He is a beautiful man. Thank you so much.

+ Read More
Lori Wood Holloway
33 months ago
1
1

You are one loved Guy Mr Ring... ♥

+ Read More
Steve Vandiver
33 months ago
1
1

Please be sure to watch my Saturday night Hair church tonight @11 eastern fir details of the huge periscope silent and live auction and for a huge education opportunity if you don't follow me its hairguysteve on periscope

+ Read More
Angela Thomas
29 months ago

My hunny is a Testicular Cancer Survivor and just celebrated 9 years since the day he found out. His brother is a 11 year survivor!! What are the odds of that happening!! My hunny had surgery to remove tumor and one of the buddies along with 26 treatments for his very aggressive cancer all within a few weeks, he prayed for death to come, but God had plans for him and here he is today!! His brother only had 1 treatment... So this too shall pass and you will be new again!! Enjoy the baby smooth skin! May God continue to bless and heal you!! Many prayers for strength!!

+ Read More
Dominic Barbar
30 months ago

Thank you for the update, Phil. Don't apologize for a late reply. Just work on your health. We're all here for you.

+ Read More
Jason Mcdonald
30 months ago

Love you brother..glad to hear it's going well

+ Read More
Essie Flores
33 months ago

im so happy and thrilled to read this story..im here to help my best friend too if any of you could take your time on reading my page so you can understand better...thank you and blessings to you all and Phil

+ Read More
Jane R. LeBlanc
33 months ago

Philip, I met you at Spring Style (I work for CosmoProf...you tried to get me to buy a super fancy flat iron...I should have listened), and you were the nicest, sweetest, most attentive person ever. I couldn't believe this super famous hair stylist was taking the time to recommend products and tools to me (I DID buy the shampoo and conditioner...haha). You have such a big heart and we all love you. I will be thinking about you. ♥

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Amy Jo Ellis
33 months ago

We all love you phil. You rock!!! And you will crush this with every one of us begind you ❤❤

+ Read More
Connie Cook
33 months ago

I just met you last week, after your fabulous presentation on stage!....go kick cancer's ass and get back up there...I want to see you again.

+ Read More
33 months ago

I've prayed that God carries you through this and gives you the peace and strength to kick this cancer bootie! You got this darlin! Xoxo

+ Read More
Yvonne Marie
33 months ago

I've prayed that God carries you through this and gives you the peace and strength to kick this cancer bootie! You got this darlin! Xoxo

+ Read More
Michael Yocum
33 months ago

Thoughts and Prayers are with You

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Selines Soler Alicea
33 months ago

Phil, My prayers are with you. Love you dearly Remember that with God all things are possible!

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