To anyone who knows Chuck, they know he’s a very unique person. Odd as can be at times, but that’s what we love about him. Chuck’s bucket list includes things like being bitten by a shark, captured (and subsequently released) by jungle rebels, and peeing his name in the snow of Antarctica. One thing that’s never been on his list is cancer.
During the month of October 2019 doctors found dozens of blood clots and a double pleural effusion in Chuck’s lungs. He experienced multiple surgeries, renal failure, vein collapses and at the end was finally diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer called Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma (HCCC).
Chuck is the 84th person to be diagnosed with HCCC in reported medical history, and the 4th ever to have it in the nasopharynx. This uncommon kind of cancer was caused by a gene rearrangement to his 22nd chromosome. The staff at MD Anderson in Houston have called his diagnosis “uncharted territory.”
Chuck & Crissy have spent a large part of their lives helping those in need through organizations like: The Red Cross, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. It takes a very special type of person to dedicate their lives to giving to others, and Chuck demonstrates this quality in every aspect of his life. Now it’s our turn to give back to Chuck, so he can get back to doing what he does best.
Please support Chuck on his journey, whether it be by sharing this page on social media, through words of encouragement, or a financial contribution. The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Give today and help change a life. #ChuckCancer
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All contributions will go directly to funding Chuck’s care and treatment plan, and will ultimately help him fight and beat this disease.
These are very difficult, scary and uncertain times for EVERYONE and this is not lost on Chuck & Crissy. For anyone who would like to donate, but cannot do so, they are asking for people to safely and responsibly volunteer or help someone in need as they are not able to right now.
Chuck is undergoing IMPT (Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy) as well as a high dose of Chemotherapy once a week. The IMPT has thrown Chuck’s nerdy side over the edge as it happens to be groundbreaking technology being administered by some of the most intelligent and incredible doctors in the world. If interested, please check out the link below to understand more.
Learn more about Chuck's IMPT
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