It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved angel, Giang Phan. Giang passed away at 12 PM on May 2nd, 2017 at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. Giang fought bravely for as long as she could. Her death has left us devastated.
While we find ourselves grieving for the loss of our beautiful angel, we believe that she is in a better place. A place where she no longer is suffering. We thank everyone for the enormous support Giang received for the past few months.
As her family plans the arrangements for Giang’s funeral, any donation would be greatly appreciated as proceeds raised will go directly toward Giang’s funeral cost, cremation, and medical bills.
Giang will forever be remembered in our hearts.
Giang was a motivated student who graduated from the University of Houston. Unfortunately on Jan. 5th 2016, her educational goals and dream to attend a dental school could no longer be her top priority after she was diagnosed with an advanced stage of stomach cancer.
Giang was diagnosed at the West Houston Medical Center then transferred to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital after a two week stay. Her unfortunate prognosis ruled her as a poor candidate for most of the treatment options available. For the past year, she has been undergoing numerous courses of chemotherapy, ER visits, blood transfusion, hospitalization, etc. We tried to reach out to other hospitals such as Memorial Herman, Houston Methodist, and MD Anderson Cancer Center but these institutions were not able to provide assistance.
Her recent tests showed the tumor has spread to her outer stomach wall, her liver, and other locations. The doctors at The University of Maryland Medical Center have suggested an immediate gastrectomy. She is expected to have surgery in Baltimore to remove her whole stomach and partial liver on Jan. 18th 2017.
Since her diagnosis, even with the help of health insurance, her medical bills along with other costs have been and are still accumulating. As her situation worsens and hospital visits increase, especially with a major surgical procedure ahead, we anticipate many more expenses to come in the upcoming weeks.
Giang is a cheerful young lady who cherishes the simple things in life and displays love for others around her. During this heartbreaking journey, she has been the epitome of strength. Even as she is in a constant state of pain, Giang still manages to keep her sense of optimism and responsibility. On the days that she is not receiving treatment, she works part time to earn extra income to pay for day to day expenses.
In this unfortunate phase of Giang’s life, we are reaching out for any help we can give her. We appreciate any amount you are able to donate in helping her in this battle against cancer. Please keep her in your prayers and help us spread the word.
You can also send your generosity directly to:
1) Venmo: @Thanh-Nguyen-97
2) Paypal: [email protected]
Please write "Pray for Giang" in the memo so we can track your donation.
Lastly, we are beyond thankful for the time you have taken to read this campaign for our beloved friend and sister.