At age 26 had Acute Myeloid Leukemia, relapsed 4 times, gone into ICU twice, trying to stay alive.

Update posted by Edwin Chen On Apr 29, 2019

Edwin has been discharged one week ago, after 51 days in the hospital. Although this time there was no ICU stay (thankfully!), the doctors did comment that his condition is worse off than last year. There was a scare on a particular Friday - when the ICU team was called in to be on stand by. Thankfully, he pulled through that weekend and did not need an admission to ICU.

Since his discharge, he’s been having fever every morning. It would start after midnight and his fever would go away around noon the next day. The fever started at 37ish in the first few days and climbed to the highest of 39.2 about two days ago. He’s been going for outpatient clinics for follow ups and being closely monitored.

Today, his blast cell is up to 13%. He is currently taking oral chemo (venetoclax) daily for the past week and it will take about two months to see if he would respond well to it. Please keep him in your prayers.

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Update posted by Edwin Chen On Apr 27, 2019

Other than paying for the recent long hospitalization, money raised in this crowdfunding will go towards Edwin’s bone marrow transplant in the future.

At present, the doctors at his hospital has told him that they are not inclined for him to do a transplant as the risks outweigh the benefits. However, a transplant is the only hope and chance Edwin has to lead a normal life. At the moment, he is on palliative chemo treatment and nobody knows how long more he has...

Although he recognised that there are many risks, Edwin would still want to seize any small possibilities of living. He wants a shot at life, no matter how slim the chance may be. That is how much he wants to live! Hence, he is considering to get a second opinion locally, as well as overseas. However, a transplant itself with a overseas donor could cost up to $100k, not considering other expenses.

We appreciate any help you can offer, no matter how small, as every donation is already giving Edwin hope and comfort that someone out there cares and is rooting for him. Thank you so much.

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Update posted by Edwin Chen On Apr 22, 2019

As Edwin’s family, we want to continue to fight together with him and to give him hope to carry on. Through this campaign, it can ease some of our financial burden so that we can turn our attention more to Edwin himself and to spend more time with him. Also, your support will communicate to Edwin that there are still so many people who are cheering him on and are not giving up on him so he should not give up on himself too.

Thank you for cheering Edwin on.

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