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Christopher John (CJ for short) is my son.
He is also the bravest 19-year-old that I know. Like many teenagers, he too had big dreams, his is to design space ships to travel the stars. These dreams are now on hold as CJ enters the new year fighting for his life.
CJ was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt's Lymphoma in October 2019. This is an aggressive form of blood cancer that formed a tumor in his abdomen and his chest. He under went chemotherapy and has spent 90 days in hospital since, including 20 days in critical care. CJ has had more than his fair share of pain, needles, drips, nausea, loss of appetite and hair loss.
Shortly after Christmas, we were greeted with grave news. The chemotherapy wasn’t working and the tumors continue to grow. Doctors are saying that a Stem Cell Transplant is his best hope. To begin his treatment, I am seeking to raise $20,000. All the proceeds will go towards saving CJ.
Update 9-Mar-2020: We are increasing the target to $50,000 as his hospital bill is now almost $100,000. Net of subsidies, we estimate it to be around $50,000. Thanks you all for your continues support to CJ!
On my birthday last January, I shaved my head for CJ. My birthday wish is that CJ will be well again to pursue his dreams. I will shave my head a hundred times over if it will make this wish of mine true!
Without treatment, CJ's doctors give him only a few weeks to a few months to live. Despite knowing this CJ hasn’t lost his smile and above all, he hasn’t lost his will to fight on.
Join CJ in his fight with cancer!
Please see our first update as I try to answer certain questions that come to your mind.
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- Edwin Lin
- Friend and Media Manager
- Len Tallas
- Aunt Fund Accountant
ClosureUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 04:31 am
In behalf of our family, I thank everyone who helped us on our time of need. We finally settled CJ's bill at NUH. His total bill was $241,695.98 and net of all government subsidies and insurance payments, we paid $39,586.65. Of course, bulk of which came from the proceeds of. . . . .
Rest in Peace CJUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 02:11 am
Dear All,It's with great sadness to inform you that CJ succumbed to cancer a few minutes after midnight of 22-Mar-2020. He was laid to rest in Singapore on 24-Mar-2020. Thank you for all your help for CJ! - John Anthony Tallas
A trip to the park, thanks to Ambulance Wish Singapore!Update posted by John Anthony Tallas at 12:03 am
Ambulance Wish Singapore gave CJ his wish to visit Hort Park to have a picnic with the family. We also took this chance to have a photoshoot with him. We did not expect so many people to come as it was a short notice. It was a memorable day for
Taking it one day at a timeUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 02:49 pm
It's has been 10 days since CJ finished the FLAG chemo and his blood counts continue to drop. He has been getting blood transfusions almost every day now. His intestines are still blocked thus he continues to have a tube in his nose, not a very pleasant experience. CJ though
Post Chemo ChallengesUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 02:21 pm
It has been almost a week since CJ completed the FLAG chemo. As expected, his blood counts are very low thus he is now in an isolation room. He is having a tough time managing the side effects. In the past several days, there was blood on his stools and
Flag Chemo, praying that it works!Update posted by John Anthony Tallas at 05:39 am
CJ had another chemo today at 7pm. This is his 4th day of FLAG chemo. Tomorrow will be his 5th day - last 2 doses of FLAG. Please continue to pray with us that CJ will respond well to this chemo and banish all cancer cells from his body! In
CJ needs new medication, the current treatment (Besponsa) isn't effectiveUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 09:42 am
CJ’s doctor informed me that his current treatment (Besponsa) did not work to control his cancer, the tumor continued to grow. They asked us if we continue to try other treatments or stop and let the cancer run its course. We prayed over this as a family and decided we. . . . .
Today is a NEW day for CJUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 06:14 am
I won’t lie. The past weekend was tough. CJ had a high fever and suffering from nausea thus he could not eat. On Sunday evening, it turned worst as he had an acute stomach pain and the fever peaked to 40C. This is a symptom we watch out for as. . . . .
One step closer!Update posted by John Anthony Tallas at 03:55 am
Today is an interesting day.I had recently been told that my youngest daughter, Blessie, is not a match for CJ. Doctors have told me that the best chance of a match is with siblings but that isn't happening for us.Thankfully, that is not the end of the story. The cancer
Waiting for Stem Cell TransplantUpdate posted by John Anthony Tallas at 05:26 am
As NUH also restricts visitors due to the ongoing health concern, CJ keeps in touch with his friends on-line.CJ also just finished his 3rd dose of Besponsa. So far he was able to managed the nasty side effects. As his brothers cannot be his Stem Cell donor, we are now. . . . .