We all remember the over-the-top family duo, Ahmad “Real” Givens and Kamal “Chance” Givens of VH1 reality TV fame. The two gave viewers laughs, but now they are in need of prayers as 33-year old Ahmad announced, on Thursday, he is battling stage-4 colon cancer.
The brothers first hit our TV-screens in VH1’s 2007 reality series “I Love New York” and later in their own spin-off, “Real Chance of Love.”
Musician and fellow VH1 star Ray J tweeted about a somber exchange shared with “Chance” (Kamal Givens) on his brother:
“Just talked to ‘Chance’ [Kamal Givens, Real’s brother] he told me to tell the world to pray for his bro ‘Real’ he has stage 4 colon cancer! Pls send out a prayer for him!”
As is the case with many cancer sufferers, medical costs are a burden. With a goal of $200,000, Ahmad’s family has set up a fund to help pay for expenses. They’ve explained that his insurance company only covers 40 percent of his growing medical costs.
On the fundraising page, they also assure Real hasn’t given up the fight:
“Anybody that knows Real knows that he is a tough, strong, spiritual individual, and will fight this off. The Givens family currently has Real being treated at Cedars Sinai. Real is trying to stay positive and make a full recovery. He appreciates all his friends, family, and fans for helping him get through in this time of need.”