Gift From Within Tour

$16,960 of $20k goal

Raised by 192 people in 17 months
Eileen Zheng  Vancouver, BC
I envisioned helping my mother over 7 years ago when she declined to have my kidney.  Today, 7 months after our transplant surgeries and doing extremely well, I have decided to raise awareness starting with our amazing country.  

I will be biking from BC to Newfoundland and stopping at different locations to tell our story and raise the count for organ donor registrations and funding for future organ donors.  

I strongly encourage people to become donors because one person can save up to 8 lives.  My mother wasn't the only one waiting for a kidney, her hospital (St. Paul's) and Dialysis Clinic was packed every day with many others in her situation, young and old.  They all have to wait somewhere between 5 to 10+ years to hopefully get a deceased organ.   It means a lot to be able to do this for her and her hundreds of clinic/hospital friends that are still waiting for organs. 

I need your help to begin this journey.  I thank you in advance for your generosity and donations.  Any extra proceeds that won't be used for the tour will be going to the Canadian Transplant Association.

You can follow me on my progress via my websiteblog or twitter.
For more information about organ donation click here.
To become an organ donor click here.


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J'ai imaginé aider ma mère il y a plus de 7 ans quand elle a refusé que mon rein. Aujourd'hui, 7 mois après nos chirurgies de transplantation et faire très bien, je l'ai décidé de sensibiliser à commencer par notre pays étonnant.

Je vais faire du vélo de la Colombie-Britannique à Terre-Neuve-et arrêter à des endroits différents pour raconter notre histoire et augmenter le nombre d'inscriptions de donneurs d'organes et de financement pour les donneurs d'organes futurs.

Je vous encourage fortement les gens à devenir des donneurs parce qu'une personne peut sauver jusqu'à 8 vies. Ma mère n'a pas été le seul à attendre pour un rein, son hôpital (Saint-Paul) et Clinique de dialyse a été emballé tous les jours avec beaucoup d'autres dans sa situation, jeunes et vieux. Ils ont tous à attendre quelque part entre 5 à 10+ ans pour obtenir, espérons un organe décédé. Cela signifie beaucoup pour être en mesure de le faire pour elle et ses centaines d'amis clinique / hôpital qui sont encore en attente d'organes.

J'ai besoin de votre aide pour commencer ce voyage. Je vous remercie d'avance pour votre générosité et les dons. Tout produit supplémentaires qui ne seront pas utilisés pour la tournée iront à l'Association canadienne des greffés.

Vous pouvez me suivre sur mon progrès via mon site web , FB  ou twitter .
Pour plus d'informations sur le don d'organes, cliquez ici .
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Update 17
Posted by Eileen Zheng
2 months ago
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And so, this is how it ends/begins!

You have all helped me raise money so we can continue to save more lives! With your support, I was able to talk to over 1000 people face to face, and spread organ and tissue donation awareness nation wide, reaching over 40 media outlets!

You are all amazing, and I look forward to another year filled with adventure.

The Gift From Within is now planning summer bike tours with a purpose in BC for people who are interested! Stay tuned!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Largest Cheque I've Ever Written!
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Update 16
Posted by Eileen Zheng
6 months ago
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IT IS NOT TOO LATE! Every dollar will make a difference!

Thank you to all that have supported Gift From Within 2016 campaign! For those that would still like to support the campaign & the Canadian Transplant Association, the donation link will remain active until the end of September!

www.gofundme.com/ezexistence

You may also support by signing up to be an organ donor @ Canadiantransplant.com or by sharing the latest interview (photo credits to Ken Ohrn in video): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzdd62COnCNQbTlpVXhMeUU5czg/view?ts=57d72c32
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Update 15
Posted by Eileen Zheng
6 months ago
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This is the finale of the Gift From Within Tour 2016! I've finally made it from one Ocean to the other in 3.5+ months talking about Organ Donation every opportunity I had, and I would not have been able to push through this without the support & encouragement from not only family & friends, but the entire nation including people from the United States!

I encourage people to keep this conversation going with their loved ones. That will make the biggest difference. You never know who's life you will change forever, and that is the beauty of it all. As for the Gift From Within, I'll keep this fundraiser page open for the next 2 weeks, please share with people you know & don't forget to visit CanadianTransplant.com!

Thank you again! <3 Eileen
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Update 14
Posted by Eileen Zheng
7 months ago
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Thank you friends, family and supporters, we have reached beyond $13,000 and I have made my way to PEI. I can't express how grateful I am, especially after meeting the hundreds of transplant recipients, donor families and living donors at the Toronto Transplant Games! There were many tears of joy, and each one of them is making the most of out their second chance at life. The ones that touched me most were from the children who were extremely gracious for the people that saved their sibling(s). Without donors and supporters, this would not be happening. So, I thank you all on their behalf!
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James Kan
4 months ago

So sweet, mother and daughter.

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Bob Mccrackin
6 months ago

Goodbye for now and Thank you.

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Bob Mccrackin
7 months ago

Way to go Eileen !! I hope they gave you a Gold medal at the games to match your heart.

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Aubrey Goldstein
9 months ago

Congrats on getting through three provinces. You're looking very well despite all the km of riding. Keep up the good work. All the best.

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$16,960 of $20k goal

Raised by 192 people in 17 months
Created October 2, 2015
Eileen Zheng  
ST
$909
Sophie & Jeremy Yip & Tam
4 months ago(Offline Donation)

From our special day!

JK
$200
James Kan
4 months ago(Offline Donation)

In memory of my late mother Siu Yin Yau.

$640
Anonymous
4 months ago(Offline Donation)
GX
$150
Geen & Tony Xu
5 months ago(Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
5 months ago(Offline Donation)
$350
Anonymous
5 months ago(Offline Donation)
MA
$20
Marilyn Adams
6 months ago

Congratulations, Eileen, on completing your incredible journey to honor your mother and promote organ donations. David and I enjoyed following your adventure after meeting you in Deer River, Minnesota.

TN
$50
Thomas Ng
6 months ago

What you have done demonstrates true love and courage. It is truly inspirational.

MD
$50
Mary & Reynold Drzewiecki
6 months ago(Offline Donation)
AZ
$100
Amy & Ken Zheng
6 months ago(Offline Donation)
James Kan
4 months ago

So sweet, mother and daughter.

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Bob Mccrackin
6 months ago

Goodbye for now and Thank you.

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Bob Mccrackin
7 months ago

Way to go Eileen !! I hope they gave you a Gold medal at the games to match your heart.

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Aubrey Goldstein
9 months ago

Congrats on getting through three provinces. You're looking very well despite all the km of riding. Keep up the good work. All the best.

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