We all remember the over-the-top family duo, Ahmad â€œRealâ€ Givens and Kamal â€œChanceâ€ Givens of VH1 reality TV fame.Â 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 VH1â€™s 2007 reality series â€œI Love New York” and later in their own spin-off, â€œReal Chance of Love.â€
Musician and fellow VH1 star Ray J tweeted about a somber exchange shared with â€œChanceâ€ (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 hasnâ€™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 fullÂ recovery. He appreciates all his friends, family, and fans for helping him get through in this time of need.”