My Uncle's Fight against Cancer

My Uncle, to be more accurate, my Mom's cousin (Ji - Yanghooon, he's an uncle to to me), is ill. He's been battling Leukemia for 5 years and it's recently spread to his lungs.  

My uncle, to be more frank, is in the battle of his life. He's been a brother to my mother, there are epic (and heart-breaking struggle) stories with them after the Korean War about how  they endured, and I've never seen my mother feel so helpless to help him as she feels now. To be even more frank, I'm asking you to donate to the enormous cost of his treatment if you're able.

Every visit I've had to Korea, there's nobody who's welcomed me more (and my wife recently, Shawna, this past April 2017). I can't imagine a more unselfish, giving person. He's the epitome of being positive through unmaginable circumstances. 

My Uncle finally had to quit his job in Korea and he's struggling badly to just cover general living expenses (not to mention the extraordinatory medical costs) as he fights after the cancer has spread to his lungs.

Please don't feel obligated, but if you're able (and, again, I realize nearly none of you have ever met this man), if you can donate anything to help his fight, I personally will be indebted to you. 

I appreciate your consideration. 



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Gene Um 
Seattle, WA
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