A comedian with cancer will be able to fulfill his dying wish thanks to Kickstarter. Quincy Jones, a 32-year-old stand-up in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with stage 4 Mesothelioma in July 2015 and given one year to live. His only wish was to film a stand-up special before he died, which, given how long it normally takes for a comedian to get their own stand-up special, didn't seem possible. But, Quincy's friend, producer Nicole Blaine, and her husband set up a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising enough money to produce the special. In the project's video, Quincy explains why making a stand-up special means so much to him: "My biggest fear used to be, before cancer, it's the same one I have now: dying without leaving anything, dying before I have the chance to do the s*** I wanna do," he explains. "This would be my opus, this would be my legacy, that I'm just leaving here."
After only two hours, the Kickstarter met its goal of $4,985, but pledges keep rolling in. With 23 days to go, the campaign has made $31,340. The additional money, Blaine says, will go toward making the special "more incredible" and getting it done quickly enough for Quincy to be able to see it. In a Facebook post, Blaine expresses Quincy's and her own gratitude at the overwhelming response of their backers:
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