Ahmad Givens has met with his doctors and will try to fight his debilitating disease, a new report claims. Read on for more details on this tragic story.
Ahmad Givens, better known as Real from Vh1 reality television, isn’t giving up after finding out he has stage IV colon cancer — he will start the long grueling process of chemotherapy to try to save his life.
Real Will Start Chemotherapy
The reality TV star met with doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday to discuss their options, Real’s rep told TMZ. Reportedly, the doctors advised him to begin oral chemotherapy — which is taken in the form of a pill rather than an IV — immediately, and Real obliged. The chemotherapy process will allegedly take over two years to complete.
Real’s rep also reiterated that the Givens family has set up an online fundraising page to help with the medical bills. Real’s insurance only covers about 40 percent of the costs, according to the rep. The Givens’ goal on their fundraising site is set at $200,000.
Real’s Cancer Diagnosis: Family & Friends Show Their Support
We were heartbroken to hear the news on Mar. 21 that Real had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. At the young age of 33, such a deadly diagnosis is tragic.
But it’s clear that Real has a strong support system to help him through this rough time. His reality star brother Kamal “Chance” Givens and their other sibling Micah are the ones who set up the fundraising website, and fellow Vh1 reality stars like Ray J and Tiffany “New York” Pollard have already sent their prayers. “Pls send out a prayer for him!” Ray J recently tweeted.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Real and the Givens family, and we hope he can make a full recovery.
— Andrew Gruttadaro