Resilient Hearts: Urgent Support for Keren and Chris

Fundraising campaign by Debi Yeung
  • HK$187,445
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Chris has lost so much in such a short period of time, their boat, all personal belongings, one of their dogs and most devastating, love of his life, Keren, passed a month ago.

Thank you for everyone's generous support. We will be closing this fundraising page soon.

If you'd like to continue to support Chris, and please do, you can contact him directly via his email




Introduction:
Hello everyone,

We are reaching out to you with heavy hearts to share the story of two incredible individuals, Keren Goldman and Chris Goldsworthy. Last Friday, their world was turned upside down when the boat they called home tragically sank during Typhoon Saola in Hong Kong. Saola was the worst typhoon that Hong Kong has seen since 1949. This unimaginable loss has left them with nothing, and they desperately need our support during this incredibly challenging time. Thankfully, Keren, Chris, their dogs and cat are all safe but they have lost everything but the clothes on their backs.

About Keren and Chris: Keren has been bravely battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as Liposarcoma since 2018. Doctors told her in November 2022 that her disease is terminal. Her journey has been filled with strength, determination and hope, as she fights this relentless disease. Keren's spirit has been an inspiration to all who know her, and her positivity is nothing short of remarkable. Despite her own health struggles, she has been a loving partner to Chris and a source of joy and inspiration to her friends, family and her beloved pets.

Chris and Keren were married last November and Chris has been by Keren's side throughout her cancer journey, providing her with love and care as her primary caregiver. He has been a pillar of strength, working tirelessly to ensure Keren receives the best care possible. Despite the challenges they've faced, their love, determination and resilience have never wavered.

The Devastation: The recent sinking of their beautiful boat, their place of residence, has left them in an incredibly precarious situation. They lost all their belongings, including essential documents, clothing, and sentimental items that can never be replaced. They are now without a place to call home, all their possessions and are struggling to piece their lives back together.

How You Can Help: We are reaching out to you, our wonderful community, to offer support to Keren and Chris during this difficult time. Your contributions will provide them with the means to secure temporary housing, replace essential items, and begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Your generosity can help alleviate the immense stress and uncertainty that they are currently facing.

Let's Rally Together: Together, Keren and Chris have faced more challenges than most of us can ever imagine. Their unwavering strength and love for each other are truly inspiring. Now, more than ever, they need our help and support. Every donation, no matter how big or small, will make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Donate Today: Please consider donating to this crowdfunding campaign to help Keren and Chris get back on their feet and rebuild their lives after this devastating loss. Your support will provide them with hope and a sense of security during these trying times. Keren's courageous battle with terminal cancer has shown us that time is precious and fleeting. With each passing day, her need for support becomes more urgent, and we are racing against time to make her remaining days as comfortable and meaningful as possible. Your contribution to this crowdfunding campaign will make such a difference to both Keren and Chris on so many levels.

Closing Thoughts: As a community, we have the incredible opportunity to come together and make a positive impact in the lives of Keren and Chris. Let's show them that they are not alone in this journey, and that we stand with them every step of the way.

Thank you for your generosity, love, and support. Please share this campaign with your friends, family, and networks to help Keren and Chris receive the assistance they urgently need.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Pamela Bovitz, Debi Yeung-Salansy and Jules Hannaford

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Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2023
HK$500.00
  • Olivia Parker
  • Donated on Oct 30, 2023
  • We are so devastated to hear of your loss, Chris. This donation is the result of a small fundraiser we held among our friends (thanks to a kind offer from the folks at Hong Kong Beer Co); we hope it makes a small difference at such a very difficult time. With all our thoughts and best wishes, Olivia (boat-sitter) and Woody

HK$5150.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 18, 2023
HK$500.00
Nov 27

Remember Keren

Update posted by Debi Yeung at 06:40 am
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Lovely memorial for Keren yesterday

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Nov 09

In memory of Keren

Update posted by Debi Yeung at 08:30 am
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I'm updating this story with a heavy heart.On 26th October, Keren passed with dignity in Chris's arms at home and is now at rest with her father in her home land as per her wishes.She will be sorely missed by many.Thank you so much for all of your support. I

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Sep 08

After boat salvage

Update posted by Debi Yeung at 04:49 am
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Heart breaking scene on board

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Sep 08

Boat salvage

Update posted by Debi Yeung at 04:46 am
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Boat salvage being done on Wednesday

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Sep 04

Baby steps

Update posted by Debi Yeung at 05:23 am
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With some friend's help, Keren and Chris have found a little house to settle in in the next few days so Keren can have a more comfortable place to rest. There is still a huge amount to cover. Keren's medical costs and daily living, plus moving the boat to junk

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Donors & Comments

263 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 12, 2023
HK$500.00
  • Olivia Parker
  • Donated on Oct 30, 2023
  • We are so devastated to hear of your loss, Chris. This donation is the result of a small fundraiser we held among our friends (thanks to a kind offer from the folks at Hong Kong Beer Co); we hope it makes a small difference at such a very difficult time. With all our thoughts and best wishes, Olivia (boat-sitter) and Woody

HK$5150.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 18, 2023
HK$500.00
  • Michelle Balmer
  • Donated on Oct 03, 2023
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 28, 2023
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 27, 2023
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2023
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  • Karen Lai
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2023
  • Cannot imagine the pain of losing your home. Just a small gesture to thank Keren for helping me with my plants whenever I whatsapp her. I feel more motivated to keep my plants alive as the plants will be her legacy.

HK$500.00
  • Olivier
  • Donated on Sep 19, 2023
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