Help Ken Real Kick Cancers' Keister

Our very dear Ken has been diagnosed with plasmablastic lymphoma, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.  After his recent 30th birthday Ken received the news that he has an additional battle to face. Already a cancer survivor, Ken is facing a second fight and will be starting his first rounds of chemotherapy in April.

Only about 100 people per year in the world are diagnosed with this type of cancer. Ken is even more rare since he does not have an autoimmune disease that would lead to this cancer developing. 

Ken is ready to gear up for a fight. As a result he will face many medical costs, as well as a need to take time off from work. He may also need to travel back and forth to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where Ken and his fiancé have already have already visited to meet with specialists. We are aiming to help him bridge this monetary gap, ease financial anxiety, and let him focus on what matters the most, fighting this cancer and kicking its keister! All the funds from donations here will go directly to Ken to help with medical costs and day to day necessities as he battles.

For those that may not know Ken, he has an incredible passion for music. He is a talented musician and is accomplished in both trumpet and drums, and has been a member of two bands on the Southside of Chicago. He's an incredible brother, son, and fiancé and friend. For those that know him well Ken is a friend that quickly becomes family. A fiercely loyal and caring person, Ken has always paid it forward and helped those in need of assistance without a second thought, and now it is our turn to do the same for him. Let's help Ken get healthy again and kick this cancer in the keister!

  • Lydia Koranda 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Meg Hense 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • JJ Schmizzo 
    • $125 
    • 41 mos
  • Mark Mahar 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Hilary Krippel  
    • $40 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Maggi Quigley 
Countryside, IL
Kenneth Real 
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