After recovering from a one in 400 million diagnosed Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his upper jaw in 2007, Charlie wrote and produced a collection of songs entitled, Made Me Nuclear, Charlie’s one-man pop opera chronicling his cancer journey. Since releasing MMN the soundtrack in 2008, Charlie has relentlessly toured with his musical message of hope in theaters, cancer centers, health conferences and survivorship events across America in what he now calls, The Musical HOPE Campaign!
With his brightly painted custom “love guitar” and prosthetic replacement jaw, Charlie brings inspiration, motivation, education and hope to millions of people worldwide with original songs that carry an empathetic lyric and melodies that have transformed the lives of those who have experienced his unique and powerful message.
Although Charlie’s story is a cancer survivor tale told through song, his overall theme is Universal; "Everyone I know is going through some kind of difficult life challenge. The idea is to "FLIP IT", he says. "The power of the mind can create your reality. Just focus on the opposite of what it is you are upset about and possibilities open up immediately! Look at me! I lost my upper jaw to cancer and now I am living my dreams and singing better than ever before! You know, what doesn’t kill you makes you sing better!"