Dear Friends, Family and associates,
Cancer has always been a difficult word associated with sadness, in my own father's passing, in our friends and relatives, but it hits the hardest when the word comes from my own husband's mouth.
As some of you may know, Felix has been diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in April this year. It is a rare type of cancer that attacks the nose and throat, with potential to spread throughout the body. Although it's rare in the rest of the world, this cancer seems to run rampant throughout SE Asia, and in particular, here in Hong Kong, a city with the highest number of cases. Scientists have yet to identify the exact cause of this cancer, but it's been strongly linked to the mutation of the Epstein-Barr virus.
In Felix's case, he was already at an advanced stage 3 when the cancer was discovered, with a large tumor located behind his nose attacking the base of the skull plate, with some spreading into his neck and lymph nodes, although the oncologists strongly believe he has a very good chance of beating this cancer, the regiment of chemo cycles (9 weeks) then chemo + radiotherapy combined treatments (7 more weeks thereafter) will be very aggressive, and will take a massive toll on his body. He's strong, but will take all his mental and physical strength to overcome this in the months to come, then the recovery will be a long road of 6-12 months.
However, we are regretful to share this news in this way with everyone, but unfortunately the medical bills have already taken a massive toll on our resources and Felix will not be fully operational for work, so without asking for help from his friends and network, it'll be an even tougher road ahead for little Asher and our family in the next 1-2 years to come.
We've put together an estimate on the medical expenses to come, along with treatments, scans and further tests during his impending recovery, which we strongly believe he will get through, as he will beat this cancer. I am creating this page to ask for any help possible from his network of friends he's made over the years and other kind souls out there, to help raise some much needed funds during this difficult situation. It's difficult to believe this is now our reality, happening to the kindest and most generous man I know, who has done so much for our family, for his mates, and for the causes he has believed in. Felix has been an active supporter for childhood cancer fundraising through the St Baldrick annual head shaving event over the past 10 years, and this shouldn’t be happening to him.
We really appreciate your kindness and throwing a life line to help our family. No words can explain our deepest gratitude.
*Please note the 100 minimum donation is HKD100 via this site. This is approximately USD$13, or about AUD$17.
Thank you from our family.
Lisa Sin Chang
2/F, 15 Tsun Yuen Street,
Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
正如你们中的一些人所知，菲利克斯今年4月被诊断患有鼻咽癌。它是一种罕见的癌症，可以攻击鼻子和喉咙，有可能扩散到全身。虽然这在世界其他地区很少见，但这种癌症似乎在整个东南亚地区猖獗，特别是在香港这个病例数最多的城市。科学家尚未确定这种癌症的确切原因，但它与爱泼斯坦 - 巴尔病毒的突变密切相关。
然而，我们很遗憾以这种方式与大家分享这个消息，但不幸的是，医疗费用已经对我们的资源造成了巨大的损失，而菲利克斯将无法全面投入工作，所以没有向他的朋友和网络寻求帮助，在接下来的1 - 2年里，对于小阿舍和我们的家人来说，这将是一条更加艰难的道路。
Lisa Sin Chang