I had my second prostate biopsy just before Christmas and the results came back showing that my cancer is progressing, that's one of the few times you don’t want to hear of any progress! I will be getting surgery on Feb 20th at Sloan Kettering which is considered one of the best cancer centers in the world. With lots of letter writing we were able to get my insurance to cover part of the procedure even though Sloan is a hospital out of my network. YAY!
After the surgery I will be unable to work or do any strenuous physical activity for 6-8 weeks. So I won’t be able to shoot or perform (work wise get your mind out of the gutter). Even though this is going to suck I'm super grateful and feel incredibly lucky to have this doctor and recovery team helping me through this and when its all over I should be cancer free.
You have all been a serious support system though this whole ordeal, and I will ask for your help once more. The hardest part moving forward will be dealing my finances, during this down time. Yes I was just in a TV show in Armenia but sadly I was paid well in Armenian Dram, which is terrible in American Dollars.
Last round of donations (May-Sept 2017) amazingly made it a bit more than halfway to my goal (13k), and knowing that my bills will be insanely high after the surgery, every bit of extra donations are extremely helpful.
I am hoping to reach my goal (25k) from last year, which will sustain me through the surgery and through the recovery period. If you can't donate please share. I appreciate you all.
Perry aka pERRYSTRONG.COM
Original Post from May 2018: Last week, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
As I’m rolling up on 1 year of sobriety I’m unemployed as a camera op, under booked as a comedian, and the pressure is mounting. I had skin cancer three years ago and my father died from prostate cancer so I'm definitely freaking out a bit.
Moving forward I am going to stay positive and more importantly sober. I see my oncologist June 5th to discuss treatment options, make sure it hasn't spread anywhere else, and find out what this will all cost.
To my comedy people if you have any spots I can do or shows you need taped for cash please hit me up, I want to stay busy until the treatment and the time I will have to stay home to heal.
To my production folks of you have any shoots I could day play on as a shooter, AC, field producer, or Ap I’d love to come help out.
I am asking if people can donate so I can pay whatever these bills will be and be able to pay my living bills while I heal up.
Donations will go towards Food, Rent, Transportation, Treatment, etc.. This will be what's going on for the next year of my life.
I will give updates on what is going on as i find out.