Most days, social media gets a bad reputation, but today, I'm thankful for it- I'm thankful that it gave us the chance to connect with Christopher Case, a 35 year old Medistinal Germ Cell Cancer fighter who oncologists have given a terminal diagnosis. I have such a hard time writing that because I believe in a healing God of miracles, so I'm just going to keep doing that for Chris' circumstance. Read up on this very cool person and check out his bucket list below- let's make some of these things happen STW community!
Q: Who are you?
Christopher Case, I was born in Holland and moved to the states when I was 6.
How did you find out you had cancer?
Well on New Year's Eve, I played a game of football, the next morning I was having chest pains and just thought it was cramps, finally later that night I decided to go to the ER and they found a mass in my chest that was 12 cm. So they referred me to Moffitt Cancer Center and by the time I started treatment it was 20 cm.
Q: What was your initial response to your diagnosis?
My initial response was great, I was on track for full remission, but after 8 rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to remove my tumor, 4 new ones grew in it's place. So it was determined I was terminal with a short time to live.
Q: What are you dealing with the darkness and stay strong while having to fight?
Honestly my self preservation has kicked in and my mind will not allow me to quit. I do have very dark days but I just think about my 10 year old and it keeps me going.
Q: Tell us about your support and caregiver(s)!
I have a wonderful girlfriend who is very supportive, my sister and mother are also very supportive. They keep me going by reminding me that I'm in a fight and that's what I need to continue to do.
Q: Has your fight changed/impacted your perspective on life?
It has, it has reminded me the grass is green, the sky is blue. It has shown me that I have been taking everything for granted and that I need to enjoy life, and everything that life has to offer. Family, friends, even the little things like the smell of fresh cut grass. Life is a gift. Appreciate your gift.
As a community, we want to love and support Chris in the BEST way we can! We are asking for miracle prayers, we are asking for donations to his GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/8rjsr-chriss-battle, and we are asking for encouragement! If you have some words of encouragement for Chris, please, please leave them below. Let's support this fighter in the young adult cancer community!!
P.S. Check out Chris' Bucket List- if you can make something happen, message our facebook page!
Go to Universal studios
See my 11-year-old daughter again
See New York City
Meet Steve Harvey
Go to Key West
Go scuba diving
See something Majestic