2023 Survivor Grant Recipient: Sergeant Ian Schisel

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At the end 6 years spent in the United States Marine Corps as a bulk JP-8 fuel specialist, Sergeant Ian Schisel of Manitowoc, WI was diagnosed with B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is also a loyal husband and father to a 1-year-old son, and his father, Joe Schisel, is a retired police officer for the city of Two Rivers. Ian is currently in remission, and in the middle of what is known as “delayed intensification”. This month, he will begin a maintenance phase of chemotherapy that will last for up to another 2 years. Unfortunately, Ian’s cancer has kept him out of work, and he has not received a paycheck in over 6 months.

With the help of our donors and fundraisers, we were able to send Ian and his family some money to help them with medical and daily expenses, along with the classic L.I.F.E. t-shirt and wristband.

When we spoke with him over the phone in early July, we randomly started talking about music, and he mentioned to us that his favorite band was Ghost, a grammy-winning Swedish heavy metal band. Checking the concert calendar, we saw they would be touring in his home state on August 12th. We made some calls and sent some messages to the local radio station sponsoring the show, 102.9 The Hog in Milwaukee. They responded in kind with 2 free PIT tickets, right up front and center, for Ian and his wife to attend! We hope you enjoy the show, Ian!