Ricky Gutierrez via Crowdrise
October 10, 2011
Hello everyone! I'm raisig money for and to go to the OMG 2012 conference in Las Vegas! OMG 2012 , it is put on by a foundation I'm in. It's called i  y(I'm to young for cancer)stupid cancer foundation! If I could raise at least $2000, I would get $600 for my trip there, that I so dearly could use! To raise some money', I plan onhaving some fundraisng/charity concerts! Will post concerts info, as I get it! I want to spread the word, that a cure for this monster(cancer) needs to be found! I would also like to share my story, with current cancer patients and tell them, it's very import that they are strong and positive through everything! Also, to not belive everything doctors say because they told me I wouldn't be able to do a lot of things and here I am today, doing them! Here is also my story, explaning what happenend to me-
To anyone that would like to know what happend to me: Here's a basic rundown from somthing I wrote. Well here's my story. I was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor(Stage 4 Medullo Blastoma) May 26, 2009 and was put in the hospital right away. I wasn't even allowed to go home. I thought they would remove the tumor and everything would be alright. Boy, was I wrong. I had surgery on May 29(My birthday, what a present) were they removed all of the tumor. When I had my surgery, the surgeon had told my mom, that I had a 50/50 chance of living from the surgery! I couldn't believe this was happening to me. I just graduated college, just bought a brand new house and car,and was about to get married in a month to my fiance, Crystal! The surgery was a sucess and they removed all of the tumor but 3 days later, I went into a 45 day coma(Those were some weird dreams). After the coma I couldn't walk or talk right. Basically, all my fine motor skills, balance, coordination, and my ability to walk and talk were gone. I went to a live-in rehab center for 73 days, had radiation for a month, and went to chemo for a month. The chemo was kicking my butt. I was supposed to have chemo for a year but I asked my doctor if I could stop it. After doing research and consulting other doctors he said "It wasn't nescessary", so I quit chemo. Chemo didn't work for me. That was no way to live, I was just existing. I'm living at home and my mother and my stepdad take care of me. I lost my new house and fiance whom I dated for 8 years but at least I'm still alive. I should be dead but I am not. Can you believe that? After 8yrs she just left oneday and didn't tell me anything! I had to find out by my family telling me. I credit having a great family and friends and being have to learn everything over again, like walking and talking etc. One day I'll walk again. I know and feel it. Some people say I'm a miracle but I'm just a guy living life. Throughdetermined not to let this beat me. I credit my mom especially for taking such good care of me. My cancer is in remission and I'm getting better everyday. I'm in a wheelchair now and this ordeal, I've learned who my true friends are. Sorry for being such a "debbie downer" but I thought that it was important for you to hear my story. There is a lot more to this story! Trust me! Like one of my aunts told me "God threw me a curveball and I threw it back in his face!"