Brian's Benefit Bizarre Raiser

Hi, I'm Brian. I know...it's hard to look at. I find it difficult too but it's what I look like now, from Basal cell carcinoma. I'm a painter by trade, self-employed and a native of San Diego, CA where the cost of living is 30% higher than the rest of the US. Cancer, both Basal cell and Melanoma has not only affected my health, it's affecting my ability to earn a living. My wound must remain free and clean of any bacteria, chemicals and dirt. Now I'm an unemployed painter and a native of San Diego...it just got even harder. The Cancer had eaten away my nasal bones, sinus walls, cartilage, a portion of my rt. lower eye socket and cheek bone along with the tissue. On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, the surgeon, Dr. Nahm will begin creating a graft from skin he will take from other parts of my body and attach it to my forehead, down my nose and across my cheek. He said if I think my face hurts now with this hole in it, the next surgery is 10 times more painful and invasive. A clean, calm environment is key to wound healing and immune boosting. I am faced with many surgeries over the next few months so I need your help as I will still be unable to work. I live alone, I have no family to help me. I need at least $2,800 a month in order to cover the bare minimum of surviving. I have depleted my savings as I have not been able to work since my first surgery. In an effort to make money I am selling anything of value (because having my health and getting a second chance at life again is more precious than any trinket that I use to cherish) including all of my collectible items from; Comic Books, Barbie Dolls and Figurines , Baseball Cards to Black Powder Revolvers and Rifles. If my current life situation strikes a cord within you, a connection, please help my cause. Help me so that I may focus all of my attention on battling and surviving this Cancer. Please donate today.

Donations

 See top
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 27 mos
  • Julie B 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Undisclosed Undisclosed 
    • $40 
    • 38 mos
  • Todd Schoenburg 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Jesse Fox 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
See all

Organizer

Brian Smith 
Organizer
San Diego, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more