As those who follow Flip or Flop news know, cancer is a subject that tugs closely at the heart strings of Tarek El Moussa. Less than 12 hours ago, the HGTV star took to Instagram to beg his friends and followers to help in raising money for a friend – who also happens to be a Flip or Flop contractor – named Frank Miller. Tarek went on to reveal that Frank is battling cancer for his life. Miller is actually battling two very aggressive types of cancer, according to the HGTV star.
It was just four years ago that Tarek revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer. So, most of Tarek’s fans can sympathize with his deep and almost desperate desire to help raise money for his friend Frank Miller.
“PLEASE PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE A LIFE,” Tarek begged on his Instagram post.
“Our contractor Frank Miller from Flip or Flop is battling 2 very very aggressive cancers, really bad ones, he’s fighting for his life out of feeding tubes!! His medical bills have become unattainable and we need your help to try and save Frank’s life…”
According to People, El Moussa proceeded to reveal that he and ex-wife Christina donated $5,000 by using the GoFundMe page created to raise money for the Flip or Flop contractor. At this time, just shy of 300 people have raised $13,605 inside of three days. If donations towards Miller’s fight against cancer continue to pour in at that rate, the $50,000 goal could be reached in just 15 days.
While Tarek was the first to ask friends and followers for donations, he wasn’t alone in his charitable request. Christina followed behind her ex-husband just an hour later making a similar request on her own Instagram account.
PLEASE PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE A LIFE!!! Our contractor Frank Miller from Flip or Flop is battling 2 very very aggressive cancers, really bad ones, he's fighting for his life out of feeding tubes!! His medical bills have become unattainable and we need your help to try and save Frank's life…. any donation helps whether its 1$ or 100$ dollars anything will help this amazing man. We love him so much that Christina and I our donating $5,000.00 to his go fund me account to start it. Please click on the link and please donate something anything to help this amazing man stay alive. FRANK WE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ you so much buddy……………………………. click the link in my bio and help save this wonderful man! It's right below my name on my main IG page
Tarek’s Instagram post requesting assistance in raising money has been liked more than 4,000 times and Christian’s has been liked over 11,000 times. Collectively their requests for funds have reached the eyes of more than 15,000 people inside of 12 hours.
It’s been four years since Tarek was diagnosed with both testicular and thyroid cancer. At the time, the Flip or Flop star only made news of his thyroid cancer public. El Moussa later revealed to People that his decision to keep his testicular cancer battle a secret was because it was an extremely private medical issue. Truthfully, no one could blame him.
Having battled and defeated both of these cancers, the reality star often reflects on how he and his friends are able to have lighthearted fun regarding his treatment for testicular cancer. El Moussa revealed the equivalent of an implant was put in in place of what doctors were forced to remove.
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