The guitarist seeks donations to help cover the costs of alternative cancer treatment.
Thomas Fekete, guitarist for Florida indie rockers Surfer Blood, revealed today via GoFundMe that he is battling a rare form of cancer. Fekete is searching for donations to cover $76,000 in treatment costs.
Several months ago, a tumor was removed the guitarist's abdomen, though the cancer later spread to his lungs and spine.
"Because my cancer is so rare, there is very little research on it (cancer treatment is a business after all), so going to a typical doctor and getting loaded with all types of drugs would probably kill me," Fekete writes on his GoFundMe page. "However, I found a doctor who is on the cutting edge of cancer treatments, and we have assembled a team of brilliant doctors who all seem to be extremely confident in an alternative treatment plan, to complement the chemotherapy."