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!

12 Jul

Getting physical

After getting the go ahead to workout again and be active I got my first distance walk in and it felt great. Getting physical is going to be great for the mental as well. I will try to maintain some sort of condition and go beyond if the body allows. This will be a test as I will have to tread lightly when I wanna go off and start working out like crazy. What if i can get back into the shape I was in before this all went down? That would be a great task to keep me occupied. Lets go! Never Quit

much love

cp

12 Jul

Getting physical

After getting the go ahead to workout again and be active I got my first distance walk in and it felt great. Getting physical is going to be great for the mental as well. I will try to maintain some sort of condition and go beyond if the body allows. This will be a test as I will have to tread lightly when I wanna go off and start working out like crazy. What if i can get back into the shape I was in before this all went down? That would be a great task to keep me occupied. Lets go! Never Quit

much love

cp

12 Jul

Letter from James

Charles,

Good day to you kind sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been sitting here reading your thoughts, comments, experiences,
your highs and lows.

I think of all the runs and hikes we have been on in LA......I think
of hanging and watching sports with you and I truly think of what you
are going through.....this is the fight of a lifetime.....this is your
bowl game, this is your super bowl!!!!!!!

You can win this game and you will win this game!!!!!

I know this in my heart and soul!!!!!!!!!

Knowing that you will never quit and knowing that you can win, take

11 Jul

Time with thoughts

With my right hand man rolling out last night and my sister leaving today I was left in quiet thought. Instantly I felt what they so easily took my mind from feeling. Before you read on know this is a great thing. The power of friends and family is so evident in times such as these. Just to take the mind away from what is at hand for those few days is priceless. I don't sit around the house and think about being sick all day when Im alone or with my mom its just that when friends and fam are here I really forget that I actually have this disease. Its amazing. What a great weekend this was.

10 Jul

Celebrate all your wins

In a world where so many things are going wrong.... economics, environment, poverty, and more we must take the time to celebrate each victory we have. Even the small ones such as a great meeting or audition, an A on a test or winning a game. Whatever the victory embrace it. Im not saying throw  a full on party for it but don't forget to pat yourself on the back ever once in awhile.. More and more strides are being made each day for a full recovery and we are definitely celebrating along the way.

08 Jul

family love

Today my sister surprised me with a visit from Florida. Another reason why it was beneficial to receive treatment at Duke. The thought was that I was going to have to get surgery but the good news came in this morning that that didn't need to go down. I needed a win and feel as though this definitely is one. We are feeling good about the progress. thank you for the support. Never Quit

much love

cp

07 Jul

Long Days

What constitutes a long day? Is a day at the beach sipping tea all day a long day? The hours are the same but I guess its what we do during that day that makes it long. But don't we want the days to be long because sure enough with each day we get closer to death. That is just a fact of life. Today I spent about 10 hours in the hospital. I felt like it was a long day. I had some scans taken to see if I would be needing surgery. More to come on that but staying positive no matter the outcome. Still my mind feels worked. A lot of thinking and preparing for what may happen.

06 Jul

Facing the dragon

Im not gonna lie... Its almost impossible to feel at your best all the time when going through this type of treatment. I know it may sound obvious but you'd be surprised at the strength of the mind when you are going through such an arduous time. You can actually believe that everything is okay almost to the point where you feel you are completely healed and that again the docs have made some mistake. So you see this is where the battlefield is, 6 inches give or take a few of space that sit on top of the neck. This is where the war is won.

05 Jul

Getting back to work

As a man, i feel that I can speak for us all and say that it feels good to earn a keep. We are built on or about taking care of the home and bringing home the bacon... as they say... Not saying any man's job is more important than the woman's but I am speaking from my personal feelings here and I miss being out on the hustle and grind of my work. So Ive stepped it up a notch where I can and have dived into my writing and producing worlds. I will keep you abreast of what is in store but know that I am not just sitting around waiting for something to pop out of the sky and fall into my lap.

04 Jul

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4th

Can't believe its already July the 4th 2010. Its almost already been three months fighting this thing. Time is flying. Thank you for all the great support and love. I will be hitting a bbq up today and checking out some fireworks with some of my old teammates and friends. Missing my peeps that Im not seeing and the annual event at Darren's in LA. Hope everyone stays safe and has fun. Never Quit

much love

cp