Friends set up Go Fund Me for DeKalb native after cancer diagnosis
DeKALB – Friends of a DeKalb native have set up a GoFundMe page after hearing about his stage 4 cancer diagnosis.
Chuck Moore, 63, of DeKalb said he started getting pains in his right side earlier this year that would come and go. Finally, the pain landed Moore in the emergency room, and doctors found a mass on his liver. He said he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in early May, and more masses were found in his pancreas, bladder and lungs.
Moore is an Army veteran, a former employee of Turner-Brass in Sycamore, and has spent the past 21 years as the maintenance supervisor at Barb City Manor, Inc. in DeKalb, where he was born and raised. Due to the intensity of his chemotherapy treatments, Moore is unable to work, and it is causing a financial strain on him and his family. His friends created the Go Fund Me page in the hopes of relieving some of Moore’s financial strain so he can focus on treatment.
He said the page setup has meant the world to him and his family.
“Without that, basically we wouldn’t be able to hardly live,” Moore said.
Anne Cheladyn, a friend of Moore’s, said the goal of the page is to raise enough money for a few months of rent and food to help relieve his financial burden. She said Moore is a great guy with a big heart and thinks there are a lot of people that he’s worked with over the years that would help him if they knew what was going on.
“I’m sure he’d do the same for anyone else if he could,” Cheladyn said.
Donors can visit Moore’s Go Fund Me page at gofundme.com/chuck-moore-cancer-fight. Donations can also be sent to First National Bank, 141 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb c/o Charles K. Moore with a memo “DeKalb.”
Moore said this diagnosis wasn’t in his plan at all and was completely unexpected, but he said he’s not going to fold the cards when there’s still hope for remission.
“You’ve got a chance to fight it, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” Moore said.