Bellevue East grad diagnosed with cancer after losing insurance, community rallies around him – Kearney Hub

Posted in Tattoo Shop on Sep 14, 2020

C.J. Crismon graduated recently from Bellevue East High School and was diagnosed this summer with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma.

Thirty-six people got tattoos at Electric Ink Society in Bellevue on Sunday to raise money for C.J. Crimson, a 19-year-old with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Thirty-six people got tattoos at Electric Ink Society in Bellevue on Sunday to raise money for C.J. Crimson, a 19-year-old with Hodgkin lymphoma.

C.J. Crismon celebrated his 19th birthday in late March amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but when the recent Bellevue East graduate hit that milestone, he lost his health insurance.

In July, doctors diagnosed him with Hodgkin lymphoma, leaving his family to cover the costs of C.J.s medical procedures. Two weeks after the diagnosis, doctors said the cancer was at stage 4.

To help offset the costs of treatment, his family and the community have organized fundraisers including a Sunday afternoon event at a tattoo studio in Bellevue.

Thirty-six people got tattoos at Electric Ink Society for $20 and $35. Additionally, many others in the community came to the event to show support for the family and buy items from vendors.

Its nice to see the whole community come together, said Melinda Crismon, C.J.s mother. People that barely know us are doing all this. Its just amazing to me.

C.J. is the oldest of six kids. He worked as a manager at a local UPS store but hasnt been able to work amid treatments. His mom describes him as a hard worker and the family helper.

Hes always been there to help his friends. Hes always there to help anyone, she said. He gave his shirt off his back to people.

Mica Stewart, the owner of Electric Ink Society and a tattoo artist there, said he met the Crismons a few weeks ago at another fundraiser and decided he wanted to help. All proceeds from the tattoos and sales during the Sunday event will be donated to the Crismon family.

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