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Help Alan "AK" Kaufman Kick Cancer!

$16,899 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 224 people in 10 months
Created July 7, 2017
I've known Alan Cory Kaufman or "AK" as myself and many other people like to call him, for over 10 years. AK is one of the most genuine human beings I've ever met in my life. Not only have I worked with him in this crazy entertainment business for all these years, whether it be Fast Lane Daily or other projects, but he's also become one of my closest friends. AK is the kind of guy that would be there for you whenever you needed, and that especially rings true when it comes to his family. Full disclosure, it took a lot of convincing for AK to let me even set up this GoFundMe page for him. He's a true man of integrity and he kept saying "I don't want people feeling sorry for me...". I told him you didn't choose to have this happen to you, and that people WANT to help, and now is the time for us to be there for him as he battles this life changing disease.
Recently AK was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer. This stemmed from a melanoma he had removed from his face 5 years ago. They thought they got it all, but it slowly spread over those 5 years without any sign. Until a few weeks ago when he had a slight stroke, couldn't sign his name, and basically lost use of the left side of his body. AK underwent a 9 hour brain surgery removing 4 tumors from his brain, leaving a huge stapled scar across his head (AK was known for his kick ass long hair!). 
The surgery was successful and since then he has regained use of his left side, and can even juggle again, BUT there is a long and tough road ahead. He now has to go through heavy doses of weekly chemo and radiation treatment to destroy the tumor in his lungs and the few cancer cells left in his brain. Luckily they've made many strides in the treatment of Metastatic Melanoma over the years. AK is a very strong dude, and I have full confidence he will pull through, but it's still going to be very taxing on his body.
Obviously, during this time AK cannot work, his doctors won't even allow it. His wife Susan has taken off of work to help him as well. His two kids Tyler and Delilah rely on him to help pay school loans, among many other things. There is regular household bills, living expenses, car payments, etc...they all add up. All I'm asking is you give a little to a guy who has given so much to his family and friends. I would love to blow the roof off the $10k goal I have set for him, but every bit helps. No amount is too little or too large. I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, and I know him and his family would as well.
If you know AK, you know he's a bigtime runner. He's run 24 New York City Marathons in a row since 1992! The last few years he's been a run leader for the Achilles team helping a blind man run the entire race. Just another unselfish example of AK putting others before himself. So let's help him run his 25th this November as a cancer ass kickin' survivor!
I love you AK, and many more people out there including the entire Fast Lane Daily community do as well. Get well soon brother, and you'll be coppin stayles again in no time!

- Derek D


**Update, AK is currently going through Immunotherapy to combat the cancer, but also radiation therapy on his brain. When they do the radiation they have to  screw this apparatus into his skull. I can't imagine going through this, it's amazing how resolute and positive he is staying. Thank you so much for all the support, prayers, and donations. He and his family are very greatful! 



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I can't tell you how appreciative I am of all these donations! I've spoken to AK and he is beside himself and truly grateful for all the kindness getting sent his way. Let's hit that $10k goal today, and go beyond. Please keep sharing, it's means the world! Thanks!!!
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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, really means a lot to AK and his family. Please keep sharing on social media to get the word out even more, thank you!!
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Raised by 224 people in 10 months
Created July 7, 2017
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