Doctors had to remove about three-fourths of his jaw, but that didn't stop Charlie Lustman from singing. (WRDW-TV / Sept. 28, 2011)
News 12 at 6 o'clock / Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He's an inspirational man with a guitar and a story.
Charlie Lustman is a singer, songwriter and cancer survivor who stopped by the Georgia Health Sciences Cancer Center Wednesday. He travels to different cities, singing songs of hope to cancer patients.
A few years ago, Charlie suffered from Osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in his jaw. Doctors had to remove about three-fourths of his jaw, but that didn't stop Charlie from singing.
He's got a prosthetic jaw, so he can reach out to other patients.
"I'm on a mission to make cancer survival popular, because it's not. When people usually hear the word cancer they think dying, suffering, pain but I say possibility, opportunity to live like you've never lived before," he said.
His musical hope campaign will be on display Thursday night. He's performing a one-man operetta called "Made Me Nuclear" at 7 p.m. at Le Chat Noir on 8th Street in downtown Augusta. Charlie also has a CD and a website, mademenuclear.com
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