Chapman family suffers another tragedy following the return of Beth's cancer
The Chapmans are sharing more bad news about another member of their family. This time, they're reaching out for help.
Duane "Dog" Chapman earlier shared the devastating news that his wife's cancer returned. It came after Beth Chapman was rushed to the hospital when she couldn't breathe.
On Wednesday, the couple's daughter Lyssa Chapman took to Twitter to let fans know that her ex-husband's brother was also diagnosed with the horrible disease.
Hunter Carter, 19, is battling for his life against acute myeloid leukemia. The family is asking for help and prayers for both their loved ones.
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In the tweet, Lyssa wrote:
"Aloha all. This year has been especially hard for our family and tragedy has struck again. This is my ex-husband Bo’s little brother. He is fighting an uphill battle..."
She then asked her followers to give a donation to help cover Carter's medical bills.
campaign set up on his behalf has already reached $3,000 of the total $5,000 the family hopes to collect.
The page explained the costs:
"He will need to travel to the mainland during the holiday seasons to get a bone marrow transplant and remain thereafter for recovery."
It went on to describe the young man's journey thus far:
"Hunter continues to have a positive attitude despite his current situation, and like most, he has his good days and bad days. He thanks everyone for the continued support and strives every day to have a positive mindset and putting his faith in god to do the rest."
The family also asked for prayers, much like they did when Beth's cancer was confirmed.
Attorney Andrew Brettler spoke after Beth's surgery on November 27:
"The doctors say it’s serious and are evaluating her treatment options. We’re all hoping for the best."
Husband Duane described his wife as "not doing good." Yet, the former female bounty hunter insisted on going home against doctor's orders.
On December 2, Beth left Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Duane, 65, informed fans:
“They say the cancer follows the path of least resistance, so it goes downward. Half of her lung was full of water. But she’s much more comfortable now [that] she can breathe, but she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here.”
The 56-year-old posted a throwback picture of herself and her husband the next day. It said: "2002 look at this oldie on the hunt for Andrew luster We were so young And he is so hot... vavavoom !"
Beth was diagnosed with cancer late last year and declared cancer-free just two months after. The couple has been open enough to continuously update their fans.
Immediately after her new diagnoses late last month, Duane posted:
"She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday. They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk.”
We hope that soon enough Beth will be able to do much more than talk as she fights the disease again. We also wish the best for Hunter who has so much life ahead of him.