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Stand by Ed

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Raised by 206 people in 7 months
Created November 2, 2018
About 3 years ago I received news that CANCER struck a close family member, Edward Wong;  I was heartbroken over the news as he is like a brother to me. The tumor in his colon was malignant, so he was faced with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.  Ed was younger and thus stronger than the average colon cancer patient, but that year it was a tough Thanksgiving and Christmas for his wife and my cousin, Helen, and their son, Logan. It was hard to see my tattooed tough-guy Ed go through the physical changes of battling cancer.  It brought tears to my eyes hearing about Logan, still less than 3 years old at the time, struggle to understand why his normally hands-on Dad couldn’t wrestle and play with him the way he usually did. My heart hurt over how both Helen and Ed put their lives on hold as they struggled with medical costs along with other living expenses and afford daycare in New York City. 

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Ed was determined, though, to not let cancer completely take over. He continued to socialize with friends, work to provide for his family, be a supportive husband and loving father.  Fast forward to 2018, the cancer continued to spread but Ed still felt strong and after a fight for insurance approval, he started immunotherapy. Unfortunately, it didn’t give the results they had hoped. About 3 weeks ago, after coming home from work Helen found Ed so disoriented and in so much pain, they made a trip to the ER which resulted in him being admitted to the ICU and being intubated (needing machines to help him breath). Now, Ed is off intubation, but he is severely weakened and with Stage 4 cancer doctors say he is in no shape to receive chemo or any other cancer therapies. My heart breaks for this family when I hear that chances are low that Ed will return home.

Cancer does not  discriminate and affects not just the individual. I cannot imagine not having the daily support of my husband, having to explain to my child why dad is sick and not around, or having to tell my in-laws about their son. I cannot imagine leaving my husband’s bedside and having to be at work the next day after being at the hospital until 2am.  Please consider making a donation to support this family. It won’t beat Ed’s cancer and may not bring Logan’s dad home for the holidays, but it can help with the medical bills and living expenses that disability doesn’t cover. No donation is too small, and greatly appreciated. Please pray and send positive vibes, also if you could share this GoFundMe to your social media. Thank you.
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Hi Everyone,
I’d like to take this moment to express my tremendous gratitude to everyone that donated, prayed for us, helped spread the word, gave us car rides, prepared meals for us, and bought Christmas gifts to cheer up Logan. Your thoughtful gifts made it possible for me to give Ed a proper funeral and a place to rest his ashes. The strength of your prayers made me feel less scared, and that I wasn’t alone facing this difficult time. Your home cooked meals gave me energy to face the next day.
We had a heartwarming turnout at Ed’s funeral. I was very touched by the number of friends and family that came to pay their respects to him. I miss him more than words can express. But I find comfort knowing that he’s not suffering anymore, resting in peace now. Thank you again to everyone. I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday.

Love,
Helen
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Ed was a fighter, but lost against cancer and passed away this Monday, November 26. He was a caring friend, devoted husband, and attentive loving father. He will forever be in our hearts.

Thank you so much to everyone who has made a donation, prayed and given kind words of support. Please continue to share this gofundme page and show support for this family. The medical bills will continue to pour in, as well as funeral costs, not to mention Helen will be the sole provider for the family now. The mountain of pain and responsibility that are on this young mom’s shoulders is beyond belief, please help in any way possible.

To all of Helen and Ed’s family or friends who are able to attend, the family will be having a wake ceremony so everyone can pay their respects.

Wah Wing Sang Funeral Corp
26 Mulberry Street
New York, NY
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Viewing 9am-12pm

After the viewing at 12pm, the procession will head to Garden State Crematory.

Ed’s wish was to have a simple ceremony and to have no flowers. In lieu of flowers, if anyone wants to help out with the funeral costs or with Helen and Logan’s future, you can give financial support on the day of viewing or via the link below. If you wish to do a direct bank deposit, please send me a message.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I sincerely appreciate all the prayers, kind words, and donations.
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