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!

04 Nov

Being Like A River

A great friend told me today that I must be like a river. I was talking to him about how anxious I was to hear results from a biopsy I had earlier in the week. It was constantly running through my mind. The results determined the next move in treatment and I was trying to play out each scenario. Finally my friend said that I should be as a river is and go with the flow. Not knowing what the result was going to be or knowing the result, either way more work was to be done and I had to focus on that fact and deal with it as it came. Plus I could be worrying for no reason at all.

03 Nov

Taking Control

Mind games. The one thing that you can control and check in on at all times. The games we play in our minds have a huge affect on how we feel and how well we recoup from struggling times. This is a major part of beating this disease. We must stay active and keep the mind focused on getting better and beating this thing. Trust me when I say that exercise helps to keep the mind strong. Even if you can only go on a small walk. WALK. one step at a time. Thats life. Keep pushing forward. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

02 Nov

Thinking about the future

Instead of living for the day sometimes I find myself thinking about what if. Well I am doing my best to refocus and think about the day. It has been a great couple of weeks recouping and going about what needs to be done to decide the next move. They are completely on the opposite sides of the spectrum. I will either get a bone marrow transplant or suspend treatment and finish up with some radiation. Either way my mind is racing and I am anxious to know what will happen. Thank you for the prayers and well wishes. I could not have gone through this without so much support and love.

01 Nov

Biopsy Done

Today I had a biopsy on the pelvic bone and Im a little sore. They will test the samples and see whether or not there are cancerous cells present. My hope of course is that there are none. If so then I think there will be some radiation and hopefully we are done. IF there is a presence then we will have to take it to the next level of treatment. God I trust you that whatever happens I can handle..Never Quit

much love

cp

31 Oct

Happy Halloween

Trick or treat. Tomorrow I go in for a Biopsy. The results will determine whether or not I will have a bone marrow transplant. Needless to say Im on pins and needles. I will not be riddled with fear just anxiety knowing that I just might be able to be done with treatment but also with the thoughts that I have been feeling so good lately that I do not want to go back to feeling shitty.... Still whatever the results and whatever is needed to happen, Im ready to do it. Almost done and I will finish as hard as I started. NEVER QUIT.

much love

cp

30 Oct

Climbing Mountains

One thing that I loved to do before I was diagnosed with cancer was to hike and run whats called Runyun Canyon. It is such a wonderful place to go and release all the stresses that build up throughout the week. Today I was back up on that mountain and I brought my mom with me. It is such a treat to be able to share that experience with someone that I care about so much. We have been through so much. The challenge has been the equivalent to climbing a mountain.  You must find something that you love to do and do it to the best of your ability.

28 Oct

Things Backed Up

LA has shown to be a busy place in the medical needs. We have been pushed three days now on a biopsy that was supposed to take place. I have learned a great deal of patience throughout this ordeal and its not getting to me ..... YET... hahaa. No I know that all will fall into place. The doctors are great there are just a lot of people out here who seek the same attention. This still must be done and then I will know what the next step will be. Thank you all for the support and love that has been given. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

27 Oct

Lost

I can't tell you enough how good it feels to have a break in chemo. Its almost scary to feel so good because I don't know what the next move will be. Im ready for whatever comes and have been preparing myself mentally for what needs to go down. My true desire is to be healed of course. I want to hear the words, you are in remission, but if that isn't the case then I want to do whatever it takes to make that happen even if it is a bone marrow transplant, which would be the case. I love life and those that are in my life. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

26 Oct

Feeling Healed

I feel good. I look like Im healed... My brother said that it has been seen before that a person with two personalities will have a disease show up in one personality and not in another. With this mindset I will focus my energies on not having the disease or better said being disease free. Mind over matter. Lets go.. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp

25 Oct

In Limbo

Two things can happen at this point in the journey... One.. I can be disease free and on the way to recovery or two I can still have the disease and need a transplant. My goal now is to keep the anxiety low by expecting the best but preparing for the worst. Continue on in my daily routine with the best thoughts possible and then whatever outcome I will be ready for it. Thank you all again for the support and love. NEVER QUIT

much love

cp