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Christian music pioneer Carman started a kickstarter project after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and being told he had three to five years to live.
The campaign was started on on April with the goal to raise $200,000 for the legend to return to the studio for the first time in 10 years and also make his first video in that time span.
It only took 25 days for his fans to respond, and have thus far exceeded the goal with the total up to $233,000. This number brings the kickstarter to the second most money raised on the site ever.
The fans are excited to watch the campaign continue to grow as they try to make it number one with Carman returning the favor in special gifts.
"You become part of the team by joining me, in any one of 14 different levels of giving. For each level you will receive a special gift of appreciation from me. No matter where your at in your faith your finances or both, there's a level for you to participate," his Kickstarter says.
Carman is taking the prayers and support from his fans and using it as fuel to fight his cancer by announcing a 60-city, 28-state tour to support the new album.
Tickets go on sale July 1, and he is offering limited 500 tickets for each stop on the tour on Kickstarter. According to a press release, backers who donate $100 will receive two VIP concert tickets plus the single and video a month before the street date of the album, a t-shirt, and an autographed "Game Changers" CD.
Carman has multiple myeloma cancer, a form of cancer of the a blood that affects bone marrow.
The singer has 16 platinum and gold albums and 10 million albums sold, with attendance records for a solo Christian artist.
Click here to see Carman's Kickstarter site.