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Mushrooms, Medicine, and Cancer- Help our project!

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My name is Chaz Hing, and I am the founder of VeryFungi, a company based in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to sharing the life-changing healing benefits of mushrooms with the world.

Last December, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Stage 4 cancer. My liver had twelve tumors, and my doctors had told me I had no more than five years left to live. There seemed to be no hope for my situation, and medical professionals explained to me that my liver had too much disease for a surgical cure. My oncologists wanted to install a semi-permanent pump to feed high-dose chemotherapy directly into my liver to try to extend my life as much as possible. Despite this tragic diagnosis and the odds being against me, I felt there must be a way to heal the cancer within my body.

After doing ample research and experimenting with different natural remedies, I discovered a miracle medicine in mushrooms. Rather than accepting my diagnosis and giving in to the cancer, I gave myself a fighting chance, and now I am officially a Stage 4 Cancer Survivor. Mushrooms contain powerful therapeutic compounds that can prevent and eliminate tumors in the body. During my 2nd-line chemotherapy treatment, I began to take a blend of mushrooms to supplement the treatments I was receiving from my doctors. After three rounds of chemotherapy, ten of my twelve tumors had dissolved entirely, leaving my doctors and me completely baffled. They had insisted that with the number of my tumors in my body previously, there was no way they could have been healed so quickly. It became clear that the therapeutic benefits of the medicinal mushrooms I took expedited my healing process. This profound discovery led me to develop VeryFungi, a company that would allow me to support myself and nourish my community through the healing powers of mushrooms.

In my current situation, as a stage 4 cancer survivor, my doctors have recommended that I stay on a twice monthly chemo treatment regimen for the next few years to maintain control of the disease. Your donation helps me as I continue through my treatments twice a month. The treatments are honestly very challenging. The treatments are for three days, and I take the chemotherapy pump home with me for those 72 hours. This regimen has made it very difficult for me to have a productive workweek, shortening my work potential to 10 to 14 working days per month.

Your donation will help me fill that gap as I support myself and start this biotech venture. Any amount makes a difference in my situation. I took a medical-leave right before COVID-19 started to begin my cancer fight with a major surgery to remove the entire area where my cancer first appeared.

I am creating a biotech company that will provide not only fresh mushrooms but also high-quality mushroom-derived therapeutics. I believe that Americans are consuming mushrooms incorrectly. And it's through VeryFungi that I will change that.

I started this company to increase access to hard-to-find fresh mushrooms. With your donation, I will immediately be able to grow these mushrooms in less time, and remove the need for me to drive long distances to buy or forage these rare mushrooms for myself.

VeryFungi is on a mission to produce and distribute high-quality medicinal mushrooms to treat a variety of ailments. However, to do so, our company must raise a large sum of money to supplement the costs of hiring farm hands, acquiring bulk raw supplies, and down payments for industrial-grade lab equipment. The small VeryFungi mushroom lab is currently located in Boston and has so far been entirely self-funded, but I still need to complete renovations before production begins. Our goal is to raise $35,000 with crowdfunding to help supplement the working capital and help us have a strong launch. Our early efforts will provide medicinal mushrooms to our community and yours. We will initially offer free mushrooms for all as we scale up our production methods.

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Tune-in to our Free Mushrooms For All marketing campaign in Boston.

Any amount of financial support will help expedite my renovations and speed up my production timeline, all while increasing the quality of our products through our laboratory techniques. Early supporters that can afford to donate $500+ will receive a special complimentary year of our mushroom growing subscription box, which we are eager to begin offering to the public.

Your health is your wealth, and this message is why VeryFungi is dedicated to creating natural remedies that can heal the body from within.

For more information about our mushroom therapeutics company, please visit

If you have a friend or loved one battling cancer and want to try some of my mushrooms to enhance their treatments, please reach out, and Chaz will be happy to help.

Thank you for taking the time to hear my story. Even if you cannot donate, every share can help reach more people and bring us closer to our goal.

Your health is your wealth
Be Good, Be Well
-Chaz Hing


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Chaz Hing
Boston, MA
Alexander Weiss
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Eileen Hing
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