Tarek Jrhider, a Moroccan skateboarder who resides in Seoul, Korea, was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer three months ago. He has been unable to return to his hometown in Casablanca due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but thanks to the donations that he’s received to his GoFundMe so far, Jrhider has been able to get his first surgery and two chemotherapy sessions! Unfortunately, the stark reality is that he doesn’t have nearly enough money to pay for his remaining chemotherapy treatments; Jrhider will need at least $32,500 for the remaining cycles, with the expectation that he’ll need additional surgery to remove his lymph nodes after that.
Thankfully, from now until July 20, Vans Korea will match all donations made to his GoFundMe campaign. So, give a little and you can make twice the impact to Jrhider’s life! If you are able to donate, please consider helping Jrhider here. (Thanks to South Korea’s Daily Grind for supporting the campaign and uploading the above video of Jrhider.)