HK$528,215raised of $500,000.00 goal
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On 6 October, my dear friend of 25 years and artjamming business partner of 20 years, Tracy (Wong Oi Ting) was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer. Thanks to the quick response of our very dear friend Dr Emily, who came to the artjamming studio to paint and then guided her to get compassionate, expert health care. Sadly artjamming (Meli-Melo Limited) only has a basic medical plan which only scarcely covers what Tracy's up against.
Let's talk war plan. Right now this campaign addresses what Tracy needs and separately Tracy's story details will be on FB and will gradually be shared for the many friends and loyal artjamming customers who support her at this very very critcal time for her treatment. Let's act quickly.
Tracy Needs Funds for Immunotherapy, Oxygen and Holistic Treatment
Currently Tracy is registered as an out-patient at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yaumatei, Hong Kong. She underwent her first chemo (Carboplatin + Premetrexed) + target drug (Pembrolizumab, see Keytruda) on 29 October 2020. Her second immunotherapy treatment is on 17 November. Some of her treatment plan is subsidized by the Hong Kong government with the notable exception of Pembrolizumab. Tracy will apply for subsidy from the Samaritan Fund shortly but this will take at least 4 weeks to approve and we do not know yet how much the subsidy will be. Currently one "shot" of Pembrolizumab is HK$39,600 (see invoice below), which will happen every 3 weeks until doctors see a change OR don't.
Also due to the tumor's location, Tracy has difficulty breathing. Home and portable breathing equipment has been rented. The goal is to get her a portable oxygen concentrator which costs in the neighbourhood of HK$50,000 to allow her to move around more freely, when she is able to do so.
The miraculous world of holistic treatment is also part of Tracy's War. She's scheduled to have CST and other therapies to relieve her anxieties and mentally strengthen her as she faces her tough journey ahead. Sessions range from HK$1000-2000.
Tracy's War Chest
This fund raising campaign is targeting the first year of Tracy's exceptionally expensive care. For this long marathon, we conservatively estimate no less than HK$500000 is needed. Tracy's goal is returning to artjamming and in time, returning to her happy life. Which naturally includes seeing BTS on their next world tour, flying to Seoul and Toronto (we have tickets for two nights of the shows cancelled in May due to Covid-19). Tracy is 1000% a #BTSARMY. And as much as #BTS is an emotional boost for her, she will need more help to get ahead of this.
A Gentle Child at Heart
Tracy is truly grateful to her friends and supporters acting as her #ARMY in her fight against this treacherous cancer. For those who know her, I am the creative side of artjamming and Tracy is the charming personable side. Tracy is so young at heart and she fills her life with only happy thoughts and experiences and spreads her infectious child-like joy with everyone she meets. Tracy's close friends and her soul-sisters cannot let her gentle spirit be crushed so soon. She has every bit the fight in her to prolong her life with your love and support. Please join Tracy's War.
Thank You for your Love & Support!
Celebrity hairstylist and artist, Kim Robinson has sponsored a commissioned painting for a generous donor. Professional services from StarMakerHK and Covatta Communications are also being sponsored.
I have put up a wide range of artjamming products and services as a truly, deeply sincere show of thanks to everyone who donates to Tracy's War.Together let's join Tracy's #ARMY. Fighting!!!
XOXO Betty Cheung, Creator of artjamming
Commissioned painting by artist Kim Robinson up to 85X120X4cm mixed media on linen yourchoice of colours to match your home or office)
- Betty Cheung
- Campaign Commander
- Margaret Murphy
- Media Manager
Tracy's War Memorial Campaign is LiveUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 11:07 pm
Thank you to our many friends who want to remember Tracy (Wong Oi Ting) in the same way she loved us and her gentle way of sharing her love of life. In lieu of individual flower arrangements, we ask that you contribute to the fund that will enhance the memorial. . . . .
So Much Has HappenedUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 09:14 am
Dear Tracy's #ARMYIt's been 6 months since I've updated you, Tracy's amazing support system. There have been ups and downs. I'll try to give a chronological recap as best as I can. March Follow-up at QEHCancer markers were holding steady at 2.7, even less fluid in her right lung and. . . . .
4 Months of TreatmentUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 12:44 pm
Above: After CST session with Lily Lau at 5gram and a doggie loving therapy session with "Sweet Potato" and "Red Bean" An update for #TracysARMYFour Months MilestoneIt's been 4 months since Tracy started her first oncology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 27th October 2020. With her follow-up on the. . . . .
Happy 2021 #ARMY and Tracy's UpdateUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 12:28 pm
Dear Tracy's #ARMYIt's 2021. It's been over a month sincethe last update. Sorry, I have been slow to update you all on Tracy's treatment.5 January Follow-UpUnfortunately, doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Oncology Clinic found that Tracy's liver function had declined a great deal and decided to stop her target meds. . . . .
Pre-Xmas UPDATE -- Tracy's Feeling Stronger and the fundraising will continueUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 06:10 pm
Dear Tracy's #ARMY,Since the last update, I got some feedback from longtime friends of Tracy's (whose contact details I didnt have) that they didn't know about the fundraising. Well as a remedy to the delayed "newsflash", I've now set the campaign as a long term fund-raiser, as Tracy's War is. . . . .
Great News Update -- "Like an Arrow"Update posted by Betty Cheung at 08:53 am
Dear Tracy's #ARMY,Today is December the 1st, and it's a really good day. Target Goal ReachedI hadn't checked the crowdfunding page for a week. This morning I checked and WHOA, I learned that the recent generous donations from Tracy's dear friends & former colleagues at Basis Point plus our artjamming
Health Update : New Target Medicine for TracyUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 09:19 am
Dear Tracy's #ARMYOn Tuesday 17 October 2020, Tracy was scheduled for another chemo/immnotherapy session. But after follow-up with the oncologist, a new treatmentwas prescribed -- owing to Tracy's promising response to the target medicine Pembrolizumab with very few side effects -- just fatigue, slight constipation. Tracy managed so well at. . . . .
Tracy's Health Update and a New Reward had been AddedUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 03:34 am
Dear Tracy's #ARMY,There's another new addition to our rewards sponsored by the famous and fabulous Teresa Norton and her company StarMaker. This reward will be ideal for a small company who wants to start the new year off with a big boost. Read all about it on the rewards page.Also. . . . .
Rewards Update : Covatta Communications Sponsored SessionsUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 12:34 pm
Dear Tracy's #ARMYA dear friend of artjamming, Mary Covatta (Founder of Covatta Communications) has kindly sponsored her professional expertise to our rewards in support of Tracy's War. Check out her rewards now and get Mary on your side to recover your business during these difficult times. There are only few
Holistic Treatment UpdateUpdate posted by Betty Cheung at 11:44 am
Dear Tracy's #ARMY,Deepest gratitude to Kim Robinson who has introduced Tracy to physiotherapist and holistic healer, Caroline Rhodes. Caroline did an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping session for Tracy's first holistic treatment. The session was quite challenging for Tracy as she still has shortness of breath and could only sit. . . . .