Help Song Yu fight his cancer

This is a Go Fund Me account set up for my best friend's dad, Song Yu. Song and his wife Chong opened their restaurant Seoul Garden 23 years ago. In 2001 I met their daughter, Christina. We soon became very close friends. I have never met such a hard working, kind and generous family like the Yu's. Through the years Christina and their son Andrew have been helping their parents, along with other family and friends at Seoul Garden. Mr. and Mrs. Yu have been running the kitchen souly by themselves since the day they opened. They are so dedicated to their customers, they rarely close the restaurant not even for holidays or family functions.
Most recently the Yu's have been faced with a heart breaking situation. Mr. Yu was diagnosed 2 years ago with esophageal varies. He spent his time in the ICU for a week. After countless tests and multiple doctors taking care of Mr. Yu he was released. But as you can imagine the family business was hard to run without him.
After monitoring Mr. Yu's health and keeping up with tests, a year later Mr. Yu was diagnosed with liver cancer. The family banded together and got Mr. Yu to his chemo appointments in Danville, Pa and still kept the restaurant running. Months went by and the family received some uplifting news, that Mr. Yu could be put on the liver transplant list! Then more joy poured over the family a couple of months later when Mr. Yu 's specialist called and said that the chemo treatments worked!
Unfortunately this joyous moment only lasted a couple weeks. Mr. Yu started experiencing some concerning symptoms. The results were unexpected... Mr. Yu's cancer had spread to his veins and he was given only 2 months to live. This was just a couple weeks ago when the family had found this out. Throughout this rollercoaster ride Mr. Yu has stayed positive and strong for his family. He said to his family "I'm going to fight this!"
Time is of the essence with the Yu family. They made a decision to try other chemo therapies next week in Philadelphia, Pa at the University of Penn. As you can imagine this causes a huge financial burden on the family. They will also have to close the restaurant which is the families only income. Mr. Yu and his family need to make this trip to University Penn possible and time is not on their side. I am asking all of you for help. All donations are appreciated!

Donations

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  • Harim Chung 
    • $200 
    • 43 mos
  • Hannah Lehman 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Seungyeon Lee 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Maryanne Dabney 
    • $10 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Monika Torsell 
Organizer
State College, PA
Christina Yu 
Beneficiary
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