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Help Perry Beat Cancer. Surgery Funds

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Cancer Surgery Update January 2019:


I’m getting a prostatectomy.

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.

Thanks again.

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.

Thank you in advance.

Perry aka pERRYSTRONG.COM
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Oh yeah, I’m 2 years sober on Friday as well! ;)
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Cancer update July 2019: I’ve been holding off on announcing that I’m cancer free waiting for my PSA number to drop below .05. At May it was .07 later that same week .06 and now a month later, it’s at .08. So I’m glad I didn’t start victory dancing like an asshole. Could be a piece of my prostate missed in surgery, so I will being getting another round of MRI and Ct scans. I may have to get radiation depending on what they find. So...the journey continues.

Other than that I am mostly healthy. I haven’t been able to return to camera operating work due to the pinched nerves in my neck. So at the moment I am trying to figure out a new day job. I have been taking some headshots and was fortunate to book something and act for a day in June on a upcoming show that will be on Starz later this year.

You have all been a serious support system though this whole ordeal, and even tho it pains me to do so, I will ask for your help once more. I am doing one more round of asking for donations. If you donated before please don’t feel obligated in any way.

Anything you can part with I am really grateful to you all.

Thanks again.
pERRY For those that haven’t please share or donate goto:  https://www.gofundme.com/helpperrybeatcancer
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Things are good and going in the right direction but we’re not out of the woods yet. Thank you everyone. I haven’t been able to work this year at all and your donations have carried me through this. I’m hoping to be fully functional by May/June.
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Looks like I’m cancer free. Can’t say officially until they do my psa in 5-6 weeks. ;) It’s been a week since my surgery and yesterday I got the catheter taken out! Talk about a pain in the dick! Next challenges will be being able to control my bladder and being able to make that sweet sweet love again! I’m sure nothing will match the first pains after surgery except the pains of seeing the medical bills when they come rolling in. I’m scared. I’m trying to raise a more funds to prepare for those bills and the 6 weeks I wont be able to work while healing. If you could share this post this it would help a lot. https://www.gofundme.com/helpperrybeatcancer
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