Franco Duerme was rushed to an ER on August 22nd, 2014. Hours later after an emergency helicopter ride and a momment when his heart stopped briefly, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
He stayed at the University of Washington Medical Center for 2 1/2 months. For 3 weeks he was in a psuedo-coma with a breathing tube down his throat, and for the following months he had to go through physical therapy, chemo, among other procedures.
Currently he is undergoing a tandem transplant (two back-to-back) to get ride of this affliction once and for all.
Franco is a very avid Dota 2 player, drummer, and writer. Most of the funds will cover travel, medical, and general entertainment costs.