Help Sensei Chuck Wallace Battle Stage 4 Cancer

If you know Chuck, you know he's one of the strongest, most dedicated men in Isshinryu Karate! 

You may not know that his persistence and tenacity most likely started as he beat a debilitating case of polio when he was only 10 years old!

He brought that same determined, fighting spirit to Isshinryu Karate. For 55 years he has been devoted to his own growth and also his passion of educating, guiding, encouraging and teaching his many students. Including, most recently, his local television show, My Students Call Me Sensei. Many of Chuck's students, over the years, have gone on to win in tournaments and to continue their own Isshinryu studies.

Charles A. Wallace studied karate under the founder of Isshinryu Karate, Tatsuo Shimabuku and his lifelong Sensei, William H. Duessel. Wallace and Duessel opened the Academy of Isshinryu Karate in 1970, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Chuck has many trophies and accolades, perhaps his most treasured - the promotion to 9th Dan and the designation of Hanshi-Go by Grand Master Kichiro Shimabuku and Hanshi William H. Duessel

Hanshi Charles A. Wallace devoted his life to Isshinryu karate and now he needs your help! His opponent is dangerous stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. He is courageously taking part in an important clinical trial. However, he has had to give up teaching  and the loss of income is devastating to him and his wife, Mary Ellen.

Please consider funding him.  At this dire time, help is needed to alleviate financial burdens due to loss of income and expenses related to cancer treatment including special food and supplements, medication and medical supplies to help aid his overall comfort and care.

Please donate to help Hanshi-Go, Sensei Chuck Wallace! 

He has much to live for - his wife of 59 years, his 4 children, 3 daughters-in-law and 7 grandchildren (ages 7 months to 17 years.) Please help give him the chance to continue to be with his family! Keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life!

Please forward this message to as many folks as you can. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
~ Chuck's Family

  • Margaret Lomasney 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Rita O'Connor 
    • $28 
    • 30 mos
  • Anne DeSantis 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Cindy Murphy 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Laura Bernstein 
    • $200 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chuck Wallace 
Bethel Park, PA
Mary Ellen Wallace 
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