Hope 4 Julian



Update: December 10, 2021

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your kind and generous contributions to Julian’s GoFundMe fundraiser. We are overwhelmed by the amount of support you have shown us over the months. We are tremendously touched and blessed by each of you, and offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for your love and care. Thank you!

Unfortunately, Julian’s battle ended last Sunday, December 5th. Julian passed away peacefully in the early morning, surrounded by his family. In the days leading up to his last breath, Julian had been experiencing constant pain from coughing and had difficulty sleeping. We are grateful that he is now pain-free and resting with his Father in heaven. Thank you for all your prayers and care over the many months. It has made a difference knowing that you are with us in this journey.

We would like to continue the fundraising campaign going forward to collect donations to support one of Julian’s last wishes – to contribute money toward pediatric cancer research. All contributions to the GoFundMe account from this point forward will be collected and donated toward pediatric cancer research as a one-time gift in Julian’s memory. The goal is to raise at least $10,000. 

Thank you for your continuous support to carry out Julian’s biggest wish for other young cancer patients – quote from Julian: “No kids should have to suffer like this.

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Help Julian Ho's family as he battles acute myeloid leukemia! He has been fighting this illness for two years and his cancer has relapsed a second time now. He is waiting for a second stem cell transplant. Many expenses have accumulated and there is still a long journey ahead. We hope to fundraise $30,000 to help cover a portion of the cost of Julian's medications as well as day to day living expenses. Your generosity and donations will help  his parents, Jennifer and Dennis, focus on caring for Julian!  Go to www.hope4julian.com for more info.

請幫助 Julian Ho 及他的家人對抗急性白血癌病!他已經與這個疾病對抗了兩年。現在已經是第二次癌症復發了。他正等待第二次的幹细胞移植。未來的路很漫長,而且治療的費用更是相當昂貴。我們希望籌集 30,000 加元以幫助支付 Julian 的部分藥物費用以及日常生活開支。您的慷慨捐赠將幫助Julian的父母Jennifer和  Dennis,讓他們專心照顧Julian!

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Julian was diagnosed two years ago at the age of 13 with acute myeloid leukemia. Prior to his diagnosis, he was an avid competitive swimmer, training five days a week. He is the only child of Jennifer and Dennis.

After he was diagnosed, he was immediately admitted to the Alberta Children's Hospital and started chemotherapy. Due to various challenges and complications, Julian ended up staying in the hospital for almost 6 months; his mother stayed by his side 24/7 most days and his father, being the only breadwinner of the family, spent every possible minute at hospital when he didn’t have work obligations.

It seemed as if the cancer was in remission when he completed his chemo in August 2020. However, the cancer was found to have returned in November 2020. He then underwent a stem cell transplant in February 2021 with his mother as the donor who was a "half match". 

Unfortunately, his cancer was found to have relapsed a second time in July 2021. He is now waiting to undergo a second stem cell transplant. They have not found a suitable donor yet.

As you can imagine, this has been tough on Julian and his parents both physically and emotionally. It also has been tough on them financially.

Let's all help the Ho family during this trying time.

Another way to contribute is to register with Canadian Blood Services to see if you can possibly be a stem cell donor. Go to www.hope4julian.com for more info.

 

兩年前,13歲的 Julian 被診斷患有急性白血病。在確診之前,他是一名游泳運動健將,每星期訓練五天。他是Jennifer 和 Dennis的獨生孩子。


確診後,他立即在艾伯塔省兒童醫院接受化療。面對種種的挑戰和併發症,Julian差不多整整6個月都在醫院渡過。Jennifer大部分時間都 全天守侯在他身邊。Dennis是家中唯一養家糊口的人,當他不用上班的時候,哪怕是一分鐘的時間,他都會留在醫院陪伴著Julian。

 
他在 2020 年 8 月完成化療時,癌症的確是短暫受到控制。但癌症在 2020 年 11 月時被發現復發。此後,Jennifer以一半匹配的骨髓捐贈,Julian在 2021 年 2 月接受了幹细胞移植手術。

 
在 2021 年 7 月,他的癌症被發现第二次復發。他現正等待接受第二次幹细胞移植。可是,他們還没有找到合適的捐贈者。

 
可以想像,這對Julian和他的父母来说無論在身體上,家庭經濟或精神上都是十分艱難。

 
讓我們一起幫助何家渡過這個艱難的時期!


另一種可以幫助何家的方式是在加拿大血液服務中心註册,看看您是否有可能成為合適的幹细胞捐赠者。如想了解更多信息可到 www.hope4julian.com


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Organizer and beneficiary

Serena Cheung 
Organizer
Calgary, AB
Dennis Ho 
Beneficiary