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!

22 May

Peaks and Valleys

In my last few blogs i was riding high and feeling great but then the chemo came and showed me a little taste of its own medicine. Still this was expected and didn't get me down. Just a little worried. Its amazing the helplessness I felt when something so powerful is in your body. Still we can not let the Peaks be so high that the valleys are devastating. I will not. I know and prepare for the rough times as should you. No one has it perfect everyday. The thing is to know that there will be peaks and valleys and we will ride them just as tough.I feel much better today. I love yall.

21 May

3rd dose of chemo and AMEN!!!

Night and day compared to the public facilities. Duke University was such a breath of fresh air. The nurses are personable because they can be where at the public clinic there are just too many people. We must support universal health care. What a difference it would make. I just recently heard that medical bills are the number one reason for bankruptcy in America. Obama is doing a hell of a job. Anyway family, I feel absolutely wonderful. The blood work came back and my numbers are actually going up. I feel healed already. i know it may sound crazy but that is just where my mindset is.

20 May

A Road to Opportunity

When a new environment is the next move your world can feel upside down. Well this is the time when we have to know that this is a new road to opportunity and not necessarily a bad situation. Who knows who will meet and what will happen. I hoping to save my life on this trip and I know that being cured will be the  outcome, so I cast my fears and insecurities behind me. Start fresh and see what happens. Tomorrow is the 3rd dose of chemo. This time last week I was on my back and could hardly move.... today im going for a run. NEVER QUIT.

much love

cp

18 May

Game on

Finally arrived in the new spot that was facilitated by my friends Kaneedrek and Otis. A place to stay in Durham, my mom and my last hurtle before making the cross country trek to finish what we started. So the spot is locked in and im putting my stuff away to make it as close to home as possible. THIS IS a special thanks to all the DUke grads that have been there for me and have helped to make this process so much easier. D.. U... K.... E..... WHo the F you came to see.. DUke Duke mutha ... LOL sorry I got a little excited. Thanks everyone love yall. Never Quit

much love

cp

17 May

Final day in LA

As i pack up my last few bits and pieces I start to think about where this journey all started. Not the cancer journey but my trek out to LA from the beginning. Almost eight years ago I came out here with a dream and aspirations to take hollywood by storm. I had all these plans and dates but I never included the possibility of getting sick. As humans with one track minds to succeed we rarely put in the bumps in the road that can come along with such a huge undertaking as HOLLYWOOD, or being an MD, JD or TEACHER.

15 May

Just keep going

Thats the advice that I received from a friend who is also my commercial agent and a cancer survivor. She said she sometimes had to get chemo two or three days in a row. That alone is inspiring to know that even still she picked up and went to work. She just kept on going. I will take these words and just keep going. The tired spells will come but I know that If i just keep going they will be easier to bounce back from. Remember my friends knowledge is power. Now i need to take heed to my own words and look up the type of cancer I have because i still haven 't done research on it yet.

14 May

An under rated feeling!!!

The flow is back in our favor. Waking up today and hitting the ground thanking God for feeling alive. It is so under rated feeling this way. Trust me when I have days where I look around and just think to myself I wish I could feel like that person felt... Then Im having a bad day. But today I love the way I feel. Im going to start to get ready for the Duke treatment and put some stuff away. Have a great day.

much love

cp

13 May

A touch of fear

Its weird when a hint of fear creeps around the bend.  I start thinking these thoughts like how bad can this really get and then what ifs types of questions. And I promise you I turn to all the love and support that you all have been  pouring on to me throughout this ordeal. Each time it reminds me that God has my back and is just bringing me closer to him from this challenge. It is a lot more comfortable the closer I get. Im ready for this fight and excited about the man I become once I fight through this. 

Much love

cp

12 May

Humidity feels good

Under normal circumstances you would never hear me say this but today the humidity feels great. Its because I am in North Carolina to meet with a team from the Duke medical staff about my condition. As you know I have been having a rough time of it with the public health care system> and again this is not a knock to the doctors or staff there, They are just simply overwhelmed by the amount of patients. I woke up to feeling fully energized which is a great feeling after two days of being completely zapped. I hit the gym for a little walk and weight work. Still tryin to keep it tight..

10 May

Note to self

No matter what the challenge, fight through to the end and see what the next stage of life has to offer. Must continue to be strong and courageous in your endeavors. Good luck with all that you do Never Quit,

Much love

CP