Honeymoon, 37 years in the making !

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Raised by 37 people in 45 months
A honeymoon . . . 37 years in the making! Please help me fund the honeymoon my parents never had! On July 2013, my Dad Kevin Hyun was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer which metastized to his brain. The statistics are grave: the 5 year survival rate for adenocarcinoma is 15%. This means, he has a 15% chance of living 4 more years in the best case scenario. But instead of focusing on gloom, let's focus on his amazing life! I assure you, Kevin is the coolest person you will ever know! He immigrated to America from South Korea in 1977 in hopes of the American Dream, fighting the pesky North Koreans, empty-pocketed with nothing but a glimmering wish in tow. He since married, raised a family of 3 - including 2 grandchildren (one being of Yorkie descent) - and retires in the sunshine state of Florida. One lesson my Dad always taught me was, "Life is about memories." So in his honor, on their 37th wedding anniversary this August 26, 2014, let's help him create memories to last for eternity! Give with an open heart! And please, spread the word. Your karma will thank you. :) 



Our Story covered by Channel 4 News4Jax here:  http://www.news4jax.com/news/soldier-returns-home-to-father-fighting-cancer/21512876
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Life is short, but memories last forever. 38 years... 13,880 days (counting leap year)... 333,120 hours... 19,987,200 minutes... 1,199,232,000 seconds... STILL together. Happy Anniversary to our loving parents Kevin & Jane! Through sickness and in health, they have stuck together. Today marks their official anniversary, thus the FINAL day of our fundraiser. We reached 80% of our goal. Only 20% more to go. Can you help?? Please donate & share: http://www.gofundme.com/a5cypc
Once Upon a Time...
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Praise God! After a long journey battling cancer including many, manyyy setbacks, the oncologist & neuro-oncologist @ Mayo Clinic have approved Dad's second phase of treatment: Pulse Dose Tarceva. He has already undergone 10 rigorous rounds of whole brain radiation, showing improvement. We need $1018 to reach our goal. Please help! Share this link: http://www.gofundme.com/a5cypc

Thank you for your financial support and continued prayers. Most of all, thank you for believing in my Dad, a man many of you have not even met.

Love,
Christy (on behalf of Hyun family)
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Endless gratitude for your generous donations on my Father's behalf! You score phenomenally high in the kind-o-meter. Thank you for believing in my Dad, a person many of you have not even met. "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Mahatma Gandhi

My Dad was rushed to the ER on Friday because he wasn't eating/drinking for a few days. A side effect of cervical spine radiation treatment is difficulty swallowing, like a choking sensation. He's NPO, therefore getting his fluids/nutrients via IV. They ran a series of blood tests and the results came back clean, to the doctors' surprise (we attribute it to an organic/alkaline diet!). He is stable and will stay at the Mayo Clinic Hospital through the weekend, then seek specialists on Monday morning (because "they don't work on weekends", I'm told); of them, we anticipate the IR for PEG tube ASAP. He is currently sleeping peacefully with a CPAP mask on his face as I type this update. My sister and I will spend every night by his side to offer support and be his voice.

He has 3 more radiation treatments lined up, followed by intra-thecal chemo. Cancer may be war, but we have our army of supporters, doctors, family, medicine, prayer ready for battle. WE WILL GIVE IT OUR ALL.

On a happier note, I'm planning a honeymoon for my parents as soon as my Dad feels better. The vow renewal was just the tip of the iceberg. Every penny from this honeymoon fund will go towards the trip of a lifetime. Although you can’t see me, I'm doing a happy dance and smiling ear to ear! :)

We have almost reached our target goal... only $1143 more to go! Please help spread the word and share the link: http://www.gofundme.com/a5cypc

Thank you for your kindness!

Warmly,
Christy
Surprise vow renewal on the beach!
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A quick update! My Dad completed his 5th radiation therapy session today. Only 5 more to go before we (hopefully) move on to intra-thecal chemotherapy. It's serious stuff, but my Dad is a fighter and wouldn't want it any other way. Please pray he responds well to the treatment, because we are taking it day by day. Our family continues to pray and work together to give him the best possible fighting chance.

Lately, he has difficulty swallowing, and all his neurological function has been compromised. We see promises of hope every now and again, but they are few and far between. No major changes, but he's holding up with the treatment. We are continuing with the organic / alkaline diet, and have added a few supplements, including fucoidan (seaweed extract, anti-oxidant) , Korean red ginseng, and many herbs such as Graviola (cancer fighting, otherwise known as soursop).

Crying would be the easy way out, but I refuse to answer to this disease. I am fighting for my Dad as he's done for me my entire life! He's the one person who has given me wings to fly from a young age. I believe in Superman because my Dad is the hero in my life. Thank you for supporting his cause, and please share the link so that we can perhaps reach the target amount and surprise him with a trip of a lifetime! I can already see the smile on his face! http://www.gofundme.com/a5cypc

Love,
Christy
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Francis B.
44 months ago

Sending my support to your family. The story of your parents resonated with me and I hope they get to experience their honeymoon soon. All the best!

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Keren Moscovitch
44 months ago

So much love to you and your family Christy! What a beautiful thing you are doing for your precious father.

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theresa casper
44 months ago

Love and prayers to your family Patty xoxo. Look forward to more happy pics

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