Dear friend, thank you so much for your support of Armando Tapia. You received this link from someone who cares very much about Armando and who is determined to help raise the funds that he needs to continue his fight against cancer. Armando is my fraternal Big Brother through Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc (Alpha chapter, Nu class), and I created this page to provide an easy way for Armando’s friends and family to collect funds to pay for his treatment.
Armando Tapia is one of three children born to his parents, Armando and Imelda. He has two siblings, Christian and Areli Aimee, one of whom is a fellow Greek and proud sister of Phi Lambda Rho Sorority (Delta chapter, UCLA). Armando is a great brother with a warm and friendly personality who is always smiling and serving as a positive influence upon those around him.
A graduate of Chico State University, Armando worked for 10 years as a Rural Development Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing in rural business and communities. He likes to play the piano and specializes in Jazz and Hymns. He is also an avid guitar player and enjoys writing songs with his brother, Christian. Moreover, he enjoys attending church and spending quality time with his family.
In June of 2012, Armando was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, which was located at the time in his stomach. The cancer has since spread to his liver. Recently, a CAT scan revealed that his tumors had grown by 50% and 60% and the doctor advised him that he has, at best, three months before his liver shuts down. But Armando has not lost hope and has decided to seek alternative treatment for his condition, specifically the Clinica Nutrición y Vida in Mexico. After conducting extensive research, he has decided to seek professional help from the Gerson Institute, which is expected to cost $15,000.
We hope that you will help the Tapia family in this moment of adversity and assist Armando in his journey. No matter whether you know Armando as a close friend, an acquaintance or whether you just learned about his story today, the donation you contribute to the Armando Tapia fund will not only support this much needed treatment, it will also provide hope and encouragement to Armando and his family.
Any amount you donate will be deeply appreciated.
Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Chapter Rho Class
Photo: (L-R) ) Armando Tapia (Alpha Nu) and Freddy Suarez (Alpha Rho)