Ahmad Givens – known to the fans from the VH1 show Real Chance of Love as “Real” – has died following a long fight for colon cancer. He was 33.
“Good Bye to my favorite guy in this whole world be in peace we love you forever bro I’ll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God’s kindom forever and ever bro words can’t describe my pain world pray for me!” Givens”brother Kamal”Chance” a.k.a. “Chance” – posted on Instagram on Saturday morning.
Givens along with his twin brother Kamal had appeared for the VH1 show I Love New York in 2007. The following year The brothers were able to be in their own show about dating Real Chance of Love for two seasons.
2013 was the year that Givens received a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer.
“That day was surreal. It was like I was in the dream,” Givens said in an interview with the New York Life 2014 National Cultural Markets Conference in the year prior. “It felt unreal all the way up until I had to do chemo.”
“I remember I was laying on the hospital bed and the doctor came in crying and when I saw her crying I knew it was something serious,” the doctor told me about the time prior to being told that the colon cancer was stage 4. cancer which was spreading into his liver. “My doctors said I only had three days to live , so they gave me chemotherapy. I walked out and my blood vessels were burning, and everything.”
Givens stated that following treatment, his tumors were spread across his left brain which left his partially paralyzed his right side of his body.
“I had to learn how to walk again and everything,” explained Givens She said radiation was successful in eliminating the tumor on the brain. “I just have faith in God, man.”
Givens also stated that he was able to use a few tools to help him to fight his lengthy battle.
“Number one” is the desire to live. I’m a huge fan of the way I live my life. My little boy man. He loves me to the point of death,” Givens said of his and his wife, Racquel’s son Madhi. “I grew up in a neighborhood where African-American boys didn’t have their fathers in the house and I always told myself, ‘When I get married one day and have kids, [I’m] going to be there for my kids and that’s a vow that I made and that’s a vow that I plan on keeping and that’s what keeps me fighting.”
“For my son I want him to be aware your father was a good father and did all to ensure the best quality of life for him. His father was always there for him and that his father was sincere,” added Givens. “Through my son my legacy will continue.”