Greg Schnell’s Fight Against Cancer


Update 03/01/20

My oncologist said 7 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy were needed to treat my cancer with 90% or better odds of survival if I complete the treatment.

The first half of treatment went smoothly but the second half was difficult. Luckily I went in prepared and in good shape. The radiation burned my neck and the inside of my throat area and I couldn’t eat for a month. Went from 192 lbs. to 148 lbs. in 4 weeks. The chemo also was difficult towards the end making me vomit about 30 times a day.

My last treatment was in November and I’m still trying to gain all my weight back. I currently weigh 165 lbs and am now eating on a regular basis! I feel much better but still have a long road to recovery.

I would like to thank Mike and everyone at Road 2 Recovery for the financial help and fundraising to assist with my medical bills and responsibilities, thank you.️


Greg Schnell is currently in a fight for his life after being diagnosed with Squamous cell Carcinoma in August of 2019. The cancer was detected after months of doctor appointments and surgeries. This Process started in April 2019 post finding a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck. This lymph node was originally thought to be from an impacted wisdom tooth or so the doctors thought. Taking doctors suggestions; Schnell decided to have all of his wisdom teeth removed back in June of 2019. However, the lymph node remained swollen. More test followed including CT scan’s, PET scan’s, biopsy and then surgery to find where the problem was originating from. After month’s of invasive test and surgeries to locate the source of the problem, cancer at the base of tongue was his final prognosis.

On August, 16 2019 Schnell had surgery to remove the cancerous lymphs nodes on the left side of his neck. The process of finding and treating this cancer has been long and difficult but nothing compared to what’s up next for him and his family. The road map post surgery starts on September 24th with Radiation and Chemotherapy every week for the next seven weeks. One thing is for sure, this is going to be a fight he does not intend on losing!

Schnell has insurance that covers some of the expensive procedures performed and scheduled. However not all of this is covered in his current policy. If you are able and inclined to help a member of the moto family please click the link and donate here. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards medical bills that Schnell accumulates while fighting for his life.

Please leave a positive message for Greg Schnell to read. These messages are a wonderful way to keep him motivated while going though a very tough time in his life.

Comments 12

  1. Greg,

    I know you’re going to win. We all believe in you. You and your awesome heart deserve it. We’re all truly grateful for all of the help you’ve given people through the years now it’s your turn to receive. Keep your thoughts and heart positive always and know that you are loved and supported every step of the way.

    Love always,


  2. Hi Greg,

    It’s been a long time… but Melissa has kept us updated. We are so sorry to hear about your current condition. Greg, in time you will look back at this point of your life and realize that it only made you stronger. You have so many people in your corner so use that positive energy and fight this cancer! We hope you have a smooth recovery.

  3. you know where you stand with me bud. Love you and you are family! I will always be there for you just like you were for me. We got a book to write and I promise you the final chapter is many more years down the road. Warriors will always win the war!

  4. Greg is one of the coolest people I have ever met/hung out with and he will kick this with no problem. Be strong buddy, there can’t be another Puerto Rico without you in the mix

  5. Greg, it is Wafer Schaeffer I have had the same Tongue Cancer old friend! on the left side!!! back on 12-15-2014, I was told then on Feb.5th 2015 had surgery! You have a long Moto coming up!!! stay strong all of us with CANCER are with you!! Bro!!!

  6. So sorry to hear this you keep your head up and I will keep you in my prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏keep positive ❤

  7. Greg,
    So very sorry to hear this news. I understand what you are going through. You are tough and will be able to handle whatever it takes. I will keep you in my prayers. Miss you and the pranks you used to pull. Keep your head up and push through. Love ya!!

  8. Hey Greg,

    Melissa gave me some background.. any other help, questions, or guidance you need.. pls don’t hesitate to ask. I no longer do head& neck cancer surgery, but have many close colleagues who still do. Praying for a swift recovery.


  9. Greg, I’m so sorry to hear this devastating news. You are going to beat this beast. You are so strong! If you ever need a laugh just think about me and that scooter and the tree 🥴 I am praying so hard for you and your journey! You got this 💪🏻

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