Carlito Strong RMC Medical Fund

Carlos Moran is a 30 year old elementary school teacher, national champion judo fighter, and a newly-wed, who is fighting the battle of his life, stage 4 kidney cancer. If you know Carlos or just met him on the street, you are able to see that he has such a positive outlook on life and is an incredibly sweet person loved by so many. Shortly after graduating college, getting married and starting his teaching carreer, Carlos was just diagnosed with stage 4 renal medullary kidney cancer, which is very rare form of kidney cancer (only 1% of patients diagnosed with cancer have this cancer). This cancer is found with people who have a sickle cell trait, which can be checked by getting bloodwork done. For the past 3 years my husband has undergone 5 different types of treatments, 5 surgeries, and 3 procedures. This past year Carlos and I have been flying back and forth to Texas so he could be treated at MD Anderson. My name is Charissa Moran, I am his loving wife. My husband is one of the most amazing people you will meet, who has touched the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. I have never met a person who is as amazing with kids as my husband. Even throughout this difficult time Carlos found the strength to go back teaching. Unfortunately, this starting school year Carlos was not able to go back to work because of his cancer advancing so much over the summer. It hurts him so much to leave his students because he loves his student so much.  Carlos has always had a passion to teach. He has been teaching judo for over 10 years. He is a very fit person and treats his body like a holy temple. HOW THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT: Funds raised in this campaign will go directly to cover the medical bills from the hospital stays, chemotherapy, surgeries, and trips to Texas. Carlos and I are so blessed to have your prayers and support. Although this has been a difficult time, your love has kept our spirits strong.  My husband said to me, "I did not know I was loved by so many people".  With this much love, we can conquer all things! We are so grateful for all of your support.  You have no idea how much your prayers, phone calls, texts, and visits have made an impact on us. When we were told our loved ones wanted to set up another fundraiser for Carlos, we were in tears. This gave us huge sense of relief. I thank God that we can travel to the best doctors in the country. We are so grateful for your contributions to help commute back and forth to Texas and for other medical expenses.     You never expect to be fighting cancer/tumors in your 20s and early 30s. Carlos has always put me first. I know it has put our mind at rest that God has given us so many people helping us and having his back. We thank you for everything you have done for us. Love, Carlos's Wife ~ Charissa Help spread the word!


  • Mark Ricciardi
    • $250 
    • 4 yrs


Charissa Moran
Clifton, NJ

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