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Survivor-singer-songwriter Charlie Lustman plays at Cancer Center

Posted on Mar. 16, 2012 ( comments)
Charlie Lustman performs for Bettyjean Fawver during a visit to the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center at Tacoma General Hospital.

With his colorful acoustic guitar and hope-filled tunes, Charlie Lustman performed this week for visitors at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center at Tacoma General Hospital.

The cancer survivor-singer-songwriter from Hawaii has embarked on a 28-city tour called The Musical Hope Campaign, which stops at hospitals, cancer centers, schools, churches and theaters.

Lustman, who survived bone cancer in his upper jaw, was in Tacoma for the Pierce County Cancer Survivorship Conference. His firsthand experience with chemotherapy and other treatments inspired song titles such as “Made Me Nuclear” and “Chemo Brain.”

On Wednesday, he visited with people undergoing treatment at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center and offered encouragement through his songs. His upbeat lyrics and engaging personality even brought a few smiles to patients and their families. 

"It's really important to have fun," said Bettyjean Fawver, who is a patient at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center. "Have fun and enjoy the life you've got."

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