People using Social Media to pay Medical bills.
I have talked about him several times on ATS, and he is getting a lot of attention both for fundraising, and also just general attention for his
tenacity and the outpouring of support surrounding him. I am going to link several other previous news stories, and I am going to link to his main
fundraising page. Please don't take it as fundraising, it is just the most convenient place to see his story in a concise format. I'll make that
link the very last and least important one.
Hopefully many of you have seen my previous posts about all the alternative cancer treatments he has attempted. He has visited the Buryznski people
in Houston, he has gotten the vaccines in Mexico, he has done the Hyperbaric Chambers, and intravenous Vitamin C, and Ozone Therapy, and he is
consistently on the anti-cancer diets, including raw vegetables, and the Budwig Protocol. He takes his 60 drops of food grade peroxide everyday, and
he pees on a test strip to make sure his body is staying alkaline. He is currently being treated by the Rosenberg Centers. He has been on and off of
Chemo and Radiation for 4 years, and he is currently in a 30 day reprieve from the chemo, because his blood levels are not rebounding the way they
should be. At one point last fall he was given 30 days to live. The Chemo had stopped being effective, his weight was gone, his blood was gone, and
they prepared his mother for the worst. She didn't stand for it, and she convinced the doctors to change up the chemo cocktail, and the tumors
started shrinking again.
He was diagnosed at the age of 26 with a very rare cancer type called Rhabdomyosarcoma.
cancer has about a 20% survival chance at 5 years, but his was already advanced, stage 4, and metastasized before they started treatment, so his
chances were much lower than the typical 20%. He took it in stride, and he has been fighting every since.
This guy was the pinnacle for knowing how to live right. The stories I could tell about him before the cancer are unbelievable. I could talk about
hanging out with Jerry Rice, or Trick Daddy, or T-pain, Mike Tyson, or having his photo up in the local oyster bar just for his antics that created a
fanclub! Good times and chaos have followed him his whole life, but in a great kind of way.
He was born in Armenia in the USSR, but he moved to California after his country collapsed. He speaks 3 languages fluently, has a Master's Degree,
has National Championship rings in football, and has a centerfold in a Sports Illustrated issue even though he was just a walk-on and almost never saw
playing time. At one point he was described by a fan site of his football team as "leading the team in tackles and gold teeth."
He is one of
the only white members of a black fraternity known as the Q-dogs, and he is a Freemason, and he rides a Harley, and drives a Diesel truck.
So, here are my buddy's previous stories and headlines, check them out. ATS is my family, and I'm proud of my buddy making the Atlanta News tonight,
and I want to share the story with my ATS family. Hope you enjoy.
T.O.'s Facebook Page: Friends Against Cancer
FSU Scout Team Defensive MVP
Dying to Live: The Power of Friendship (Page 43)
WCTV: Two players United by Cancer
T.O. meets Iron Mike
--> And they cried
together. T.O. tells Mike that he is a source of strength for him, but Mike says he can barely keep his own life together, and he can't imagine
helping save anyone else's. They have met a couple of times since this meeting, and have exchanged phone numbers. Iron Mike really is a great guy in
case you guys didn't know it.
And the WSBTV Clark Howard program: People using Social
Media to pay Medical Bills
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