Thank you for taking the time to read about Jerris Madison's story. This means a lot to his friends and family!
Anyone that knows Jerris's personally and/or professionally knows his optimism and positive-mind set. He lives his life helping people in need and prides himself as the 'go to' guy for hundreds, if not, thousands of people around the world seeking advice. Jerris loves making a difference and is truly blessed. Jerris is known for his amazing fashion portraits and responsible for the globally recognized fashion and lifestyle magazine OBVIOUS.
On August 21, 2014, Jerris was diagnosed with Stage 2 Chondrosarcoma Bone Cancer (right pelvis) with a tumor the size of 2 large grapefruits. This mass pushes against two of his main nerves causing a nearly unbearable pain. It's hard for him to sleep at night, walk without the use of a walker, and sit. Jerris's first diagnoses completed by Dr. Kimberly Les recommended the removal of his right butt cheek with right pelvis, thigh, leg and foot to free him from cancer. He was devastated!
Jerris opted for more medical opinions and decided to go to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York. They accepted him as a patient on October 27, 2014. He chose Sloan Kettering because of their knowledge about his type of cancer, compassion for him as a patient and determined to cure him from cancer while trying to keep his right leg with full functionality.
With this sudden decision, Jerris moved to NYC immediately to start treatment. This GofundMe page is setup to help raise funds for unforeseen expenses not covered by his medical insurance to include housing, in-home nurse, food, utilities, physical and mental therapy, medicine, etc. Jerris is expected to reside in NYC for the next 4-6 months.
The money you donate will allow Jerris to have peace of mind while going through his journey of becoming cancer free and healing. Please note that 100% of funds raised go directly to Jerris minus GoFundMe processing fees. Jerris' goal is to post a video a week until Cancer free letting you in on how he's feeling and progressing.
Whether your donation is large, small, public and/or private, please know he'll be forever grateful.
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