Jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Alphonse Mouzon is reaching out to bring awareness to his battle with cancer and raise money through Gofundme.
Mouzon shares his sentiment:
On Sept. 7, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 - 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, an incredibly rare cancer. On Oct. 10, I went to Kaiser Permanente for a scheduled appointment with my Oncologist, but I was immediately admitted into the hospital because my lab test results revealed that my kidneys were failing.
I was told by my Nephrologist that if I went back home, I would die. I was hospitalized for 13 days straight and was finally released from Kaiser Permanente on Oct. 23. While I was hospitalized, my surgeons tried to place stents in my left and right kidneys but were unsuccessful because of size of my malignant pelvis mass. They instead performed a nephrostomy on my left kidney on Oct. 11 and on my right kidney on Oct. 18. I currently have catheters coming out of my back to drain the urine from my kidneys into two external bags. On top of this, I was told that I suffer from Anemia (you couldn’t tell from my drumming), borderline diabetes and that my 2006 Prostate Cancer has returned.
Well, I’ve known about the prostate cancer since March because my PSA rose up to 63. I’ve been taking injections every three months to bring down my PSA level, and luckily it has gone down to 6. As for my Neuroendocrine Carcinoma cancer, my Oncologist and Nephrologist aren’t giving me a chance to survive, but my faith in God is strong and I know that anything is possible through Him! My kidneys are too weak for the doctors to perform chemotherapy, but I know that through God’s grace, I will beat my rare cancer and I will soon beat my drums again. The renowned C.H.I.P.S.A. Gerson Therapy Hospital in Mexico specializes in natural cancer treatments and boasts a 95% cancer treatment successful rate, but I must raise enough money ($32,000) for these natural treatments.
With the financial support of strangers, fans, family and friends, I know that I can overcome this battle. I want to be around for my beautiful children, grandchildren, family, friends and fans! I’ve started a GoFundMe campaign at to raise money for my rare Neuroendocrine Carcinoma cancer treatments. Please keep me alive by donating as much as you can to my GoFundMe campaign. No amount is too big or too small, and your prayers are greatly appreciated. Thanks a Million for your support.
For more information and to donate, visit gofundme.com/AlphonseMouzon.