Hong Yong Choi, my dad was always the type to take care of the people around him before himself. I remember as I grew up, he used to tell me what goes around comes around and to do a good deed to others. Like the photo above one of his hobbies is climbing mountains. He would bring my brother and me to climb mountains with him when we were young.
One day my parents went to the hospital to take their annual medical check-up. The doctor told my dad that he needed close examination. Later on January 24th, 2020 my dad was diagnosed with the pancreatic body, tail cancer stage 4th. The doctor said he is expected to live until 60. After I heard the news, I couldn't believe it at first. When I saw my dad in the hospital bed lying, I was in shock. I couldn't sleep that day and I thought it was my fault that happened to him. The next day I researched cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers of survival rate at 9%. Even though my dad was in pain he didn't lose his smile and told us not to worry. Afterward, he got out of the hospital he quit his job he worked for over 25 years. The next month all of his co-workers made a surprise party for him wishing him recovery and gave him cheerful messages (photo above). Instead of being sad, my dad started to climb mountains around the country and spending more time with his family and friends.
However, since our family had no income my mom had to start working. She started learning cooking and now in part-time job cooking in preschool. Sadly, it wasn't enough to pay the medical bill. Our family doesn’t want to force people into donating their money to complete strangers like us and if you have read until here our family appreciates the time you spent reading our story. We will be grateful for each one of your donation and prayers, thank you, and stay safe.