What would you do to save your Brother, Son, Closest Friend?

If you are visiting this site there is a high likelihood that your life has been personally touched by the joyous and vibrant love that is Charles Porter. For the past 31 years, Charles has approached his life with wide eyed enthusiasm. His boundless devotion to friendship, infectious laughter, and knack for making others feel better about themselves after being around him make Charles a loved member of countless families.

Charles is a beautiful spirit, one who together we are prepared to support, love, and fight for until the day we can come together to toast his victory and the full remission of his cancer.

Our purpose is clear: Do all we can to help save the life of someone who is so dear to all of us.

We are ending the fund-raising phase and entering the healing phase. THANK YOU!

02 Oct

Finishing Strong

Ive talked about this many of times but my heart can not and will not let this feeling go.. We must finish what we started as hard or harder than how we started it. Time and time again someone, including me will start something strong and then lighten up towards the finish line. Though the outcome may still be good, its possible that it could have even been better.. This is what I want now.. FInish strong.. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

01 Oct

Almost Home

What drives me each day is the thoughts of almost being home. My boy just shot me a text saying that he was just thinking about me. My homie that I haven't talked to in awhile but we have been boys since the 12th grade. We played ball together and now we are fighting for my life together. Its great having good friends that care and support. They come through just at the right time. Friends choose them wisely for you never know when you will need them most..NEVER QUIT

much love 

cp

30 Sep

Everyday Thoughts

One thing that I am looking forward to is waking up in the morning and not thinking about having cancer. Its like before my feet hit the floor I start thinking about okay I only have so much more to go and then sometimes its like oh wait what was that......referring to a specific feeling in my body. Still the main thing that gets me through those thoughts is winning and we will win again. This is the plan and this is what God had in store for me...I can handle it. The love of friends and family guides me through. NEVER QUIT.

much love

cp

29 Sep

The fight to win

All Im gonna say is we are gonna win.. I am so passionate about life and those that I love that I will do all that i can to get rid of this cancer and live a life that I always dreamed of living.. It just hit me so strongly today how bad I wanted to be down with treatment and wanted the disease gone. My mom has been such a trooper and has been with me throughout the whole experience. I love her so much and want to be better for her more than anything. This too shall pass. NEVER QUIT.

much love

cp

28 Sep

Loving Whats on the Inside

Just watched this movie for the tenth time... Shallow Hal.. Shits funny and yet had such a deeper meaning.. It was cool to see the transformation and funny that so many of us are the ones that are always judging. Whats more important whats on the inside or out? We all know the answer to this question but how seriously do we take the answer. OF COURSE its more important whats on the inside but battling cancer and seeing myself in such a vulnerable position undoubtedly makes this apparent. Whats on the inside is what is going to bring you through adversity.

27 Sep

Longing for home

Ive been thinking about going home a lot. Back to what is familiar and where I have good friends that I can see on a regular basis. Back to where my heart is, my lady. I think I thought about it so much that now it is actually happening. I am going to be finishing up my treatment in LA at a UCLA facility. I have met with the doc and have already gotten a great feeling about them and I am very excited to start to work with them to finish the job. I am thankful for all that Duke has done for me and will forever be indebted to them.

26 Sep

EVerything is possible

When im just sitting around thinking sometimes it crosses my mind that this has been quite a challenge. What have I really gotten from this. The main things.... The importance of family and great friends... The importance of taking care of myself and the awareness of things that make me happy and the things that are a waste of time. SO I vowed to myself to not do the things that did not make me happy. Life is short any way you cut it... Do what makes you happy but do the right thing too. Its a delicate balance.

25 Sep

Body and Spirit

Whats up everybody.... Hope all is well. Had a great convo today about the power of one's spirit. Sometimes the body feels a certain way and its telling you that you can't do this or that but the spirit can overtake those thoughts and push through so push the spirit and support it because it can be the thing to take you through to the other side. So Im going to start feeding the spirit more and then when times get rough the spirit will get me through. FEED THE SPIRIT.. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

24 Sep

Life

"The most beautiful thing in life is the ability to love" Wow what a quote. Love makes the world go round right.... Its been a great day and I just got word that I will be going back to LA to get the rest of my treatment. This is exciting news because one... Ill be finishing up my treatment and two Ill be going back to LA where I have my things and friends to see and work to do... Don't know how much will get done with the holidays coming up but this will be another step on my journey back to recovery.

23 Sep

Recharged and Positive Thoughts

We have been here before. Got the results of a petscan and the progress was limited. Though it was still disappointing, the thought quickly changed to the last time this happened we changed things up and had great results. So we change it up and go from there. The hardest part is being in that waiting pattern to see what the next step is. This whole process has been the ultimate test in patience and faith. I thought acting was but this has that beat hands down. I'm starting to see that life is full of lessons to be learned and love to be spread.