Former American Idol Candidate Avalon Young prepares for a second surgery as she battles brain cancer.
In February, the singer and former reality TV star revealed on Instagram that a tumor “the size of a peach” had been found on her brain. Although the tumor was removed, Young and his family were recently told by doctors that a “second surgery was needed, followed by weeks of radiation and chemotherapy” to treat his brain cancer.
The 26-year-old singer and her family have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help cover medical bills as she prepares for the second surgery as part of the treatment.
“Avalon has minimal confidence, is a freelance artist and freelance singer / songwriter,” the page description reads. “We hope to help him shoulder some of the financial burden resulting from these medical expenses. No amount is too little.”
“We are confident that our medical team will continue to work miracles and that Avalon will recover quickly,” the fundraising page read, adding that Young recorded new music between treatments.
Young has been optimistic throughout his health battle. In an interview with Fox 5 san diego, the singer shared that her trip will only make life better.
“How could such a thing not improve your life?” she said. “You come out of it; it happened; it is not the best experience. But when you get out of it, I mean, I’m lucky to experience this; I manage to survive; I can live and it’s really, really great for me.
According to an update shared last week, Young’s second surgery is scheduled for May 27.
As of Tuesday, the campaign has raised over $ 54,000 to reach its goal of $ 100,000.
Young appeared in American Idol season 15 in 2016, Idollast run on Fox before moving on to ABC. His season was judged by Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. and won by country singer Trent Harmon.