In December, Dominic Tafuri was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma cancer.
The former MMA fighter, now a lieutenant in the Essex County Department of Corrections in New Jersey, is also the father of three.
His family is going through hard times. Due to Tafuri’s illness and the recent dismissal of his wife, the family needs help paying for his treatment.
Treatment includes frequent overnight hospital stays and months of chemotherapy.
According to the GoFundMe page, it is possible that the aggressive cancer will spread throughout his body. Other medical procedures are needed at Sloan Memorial Kettering Cancer Center in New York to prevent the lymphoma from spreading to his brain and nervous system.
Tafuri is loved by his family and society. He remains strong and hopeful and continues to fight.
“Dominic is in good spirits and has just completed his second cycle of chemotherapy. We ask for many prayers, positivity and any donations you can make to help support him and his family during this difficult time,” Ricky Targonski said on the GoFundMe page, according to Tapinto.
The campaign generated over $84,000 within two days, bringing him closer to his $100,000 goal. Cedar Grove High School clubs also collect gift cards as donations.
Among his other accomplishments, Tafuri has coached many aspiring MMA fighters. Some have left encouraging comments along with their donations on the GoFundMe page.
As a professional MMA fighter, Tafuri is invincible. He competed from 2006 to 2007 and won all three fights via submission in the first round.
Dominic Tafuri is a devoted father, husband and distinguished member of his community. Any donations help Dominic Tafuri win the fight against cancer and stay undefeated.
To support the Tafuri family, donate here: https://gf.me/v/c/jwm8/tafuristrong