McKnight Fund: Help Jeff Buy Time With His Family

Many of you have asked how to support the McKnight family during this unbelievably challenging time. 

Jeff is a brilliant young scientist, who started his lab at the University of Oregon in 2016. He is a loving husband to his wife, Laura, and devoted father to his 7-year old daughter Katherine. Jeff is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet, who always goes out of his way to help others first.

A few months ago, Jeff was diagnosed with hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL), a fast acting cancer that grows in the liver and the spleen and causes unbearably high fevers. He has been relentlessly fighting this horrible disease, but unfortunately the cancer has become resistant to the chemotherapy. His family has consulted with some of the top doctors in Seattle, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) hospital is recommending a treatment that will help extend Jeff’s life and hopefully ease some of his symptoms.

Jeff’s biggest desire and wish is to spend as much time with his family as he can. Since Jeff won’t be able to work full time and Laura will have her hands full helping Jeff and taking care of Katherine, this fundraiser is to help cover living expenses for Jeff, Laura and Katherine as they make an abrupt move to lovely, but expensive Seattle, as well as ease the family’s financial burdens in the months to come, especially with all the medical bills.

Please consider making a donation to this beautiful family. Jeff has so much more life to live with his family and goodness to spread through the community.

For updates on Jeff, Laura will post about Jeff’s health journey here:

You can also follow the McKnight Lab twitter to support the lab and get updates from Jeff himself:

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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Hsieh 
Palo Alto, CA
Laura McKnight 
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