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The family and friends of Chip Murison are joining together to ask for your help in supporting Chip in his fight against Throat Cancer.

On September 17th, Chip was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on the base of his tongue. (BOT)

Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is a rare breed of cancer, affecting only 6% of the population.

Chip had a large swollen gland. The Dr. prescribed antibiotics and the gland seemed to fade away. The gland reappeared in the past month, and grew to the size of a golf ball. Our Dr. referred Chip to an ENT who did a CAT scan and found a tumor that measured over 3.2 centimeters on one side and another tumor measuring 1.8 centimeters on the other. After more tests, biopsies, and a PET scan, we were informed that Chip has stage 4 cancer of the BOT. 

We live in Asheville, NC, and unfortunately, with the obscurity of this type of cancer, there is not an oncologist with a depth of experience with this cancer in our area

 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC is one of the best facilities in treating Head and Neck cancers. BOT cancer is one of the most painful cancers to treat. We were told to expect Chip's treatment and recovery to take up to 6 months.

This is a hard time for us We have been advised by social workers to expect a minimum of $15,000 in out of pocket medical bills. Adding fuel to fire, having to relocate for treatment along with Chip being out of work for a minimum of 3 months will be a tremendous hardship on us financially and emotionally.

All your generous contributions, thoughts, and prayers are deeply appreciated.

If you would like to send a donation by mail,

Please send checks to:

Richard Murison 15 N Oak Terrace Arden, NC 28704

Thank you for your love and support, Diane, Chris, and Serena

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