Hi family & friends,
By now, you might have heard the news regarding Imei's condition.
Imei is my brother's (Gary) wife. They are blessed with 3 adorable kids, James-11y/o; Zaira-9y/o & Mia - 8 mos.
Last month, we received a devastating news that Imei's test results confirm stage 4 lung cancer w/ bone mets.
Cancer does not rest. It doesn't do a warm down at the end of a bicycle ride. Cancer doesn't sleep at the end of the day. It doesn't flee the cold for warm weather during school vacation. Cancer is relentless, showing no favorites and taking no prisoners. Wealthy or poor, educated or illiterate, young or old, it doesn't discriminate. Cancer has no friends, no allies, no comrades. It doesn't need any. It does its damage on its own. It is its own army. It is insidious, creeping into the lives of everyone, leaving a path of destruction and tragedy in its wake.
The blessing is that we have this gift of time; time to make decisions about what is important to us, our family and our friends. Time for practical things like finances, and taking care of ourselves and each other. Time to choose to live each day to its fullest. This diagnosis has brought life vividly into focus.
In all her relationships, at work, and in her friendships, Imei has always been incredibly generous. She has always felt an obligation to help others, as she was able to. She has been a dedicated wife, mum & teacher. She is not used to being on the receiving end and has been overwhelmed by the love and support we have been shown since learning of her diagnosis. We feel blessed to have received so much love from our friends and family. We thank you all for that.
The fight against cancer goes on. There is no one I know who can say they DO NOT have a friend or relative who has battled this terrible illness.
We find it hard asking someone to make a donation; guess we all do. But, today we 're writing to you about a cause that’s important to us and a cause that we know you will want to support. We need your help to meet our financial goal for Imei's series of tests and treatments(chemotherapy,radiotherapy) , hospital bills, medical expenses and other financial needs.
We thank you in advance for your prayers, comforting words and support.
Any assistance will be much appreciated