My name is Ryan West. I'm 27 years old. I love America, my fiance, my dog, and the LSU Tigers...
...but I hate cancer.
The first week of summer was full of excitement; LFO's Girls of Summer was booming on all the street corners, Obama was spying on all our cell phones, my "Hipster Ass Hipster House for rent" Craigslist ad was going viral, and I was dealing with a swollen testicle that I thought was only larger due to a collision with my bi-curious dog. I thought wrong.
After subsequently losing most of my dignity going doctor to doctor talking about my no no place, and several professionals saying that this abnormal growth was not natural, I had my right testicle removed and was promptly diagnosed with testicular cancer, or as doctors call it "the bad balls". Not only was my nut in trouble, but the cancer has spread.
The support so far has been amazing however the battle has just begun (I didn't want to sound cliche but there was no way around it).
The next 4 months will probably be the hardest of my life, with chemo treatment after chemo treatment. With fingers crossed, this will hopefully mean no more surgery and hopefully then, I will be cancer free.
In the meantime, my fiance Sara and I need your help. I will be out of work for the next 4 months and the medical bills are already piling up. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to help us out with expenses during this difficult time.
Will you help us beat cancer?
Created with love (and my approval) by Adam Chapman. ALL proceeds going directly to me, Ryan West.