This Is Us!
This is going to be us, always!
These unique and precious sparkles of love and joy of life in our eyes will never fade.
I feel your hands on ours, the beauty of your hearts and power of your thoughts with us.
Thank you all for giving me with your overwhelming support, a much bigger family to live with and for.
Unfortunately we lost Ersin today. Now Cakir family needs our support more then ever.
Irep - Ersin Cakir
As TV journalists, me and my husband reported from all around the world. We told the stories of people from war-torn countries; people who survived man-caused devastations or natural disasters. We witnessed every colour and shape of despair, pain and sorrow in every language.
Later on, when we produced documentaries for non-profit organizations fighting to make the world a better place for people of the underprivileged regions and children without access to education, we brought light to hopelessness.
We never thought that OUR story would be a heavy-hearted or helpless one or that WE would be starving for hope ourselves. We were used to being the “reaching-out” hand. It never occurred to us that WE would need hands to reach out to us.
Alas, life played on us.
Here we are now, the Cakir family battling cancer. The diagnosis of my husband Ersin with an extensive and advanced stage of small-cell lung cancer has tied our hands.
In these brutal times of aggressive treatment, it has become impossible for us to work for our children. It is even harder to bear the cost of living. Cancer should not be the cost of life for us.
We always believed in giving back to people we worked with and communities we lived in, but now our pockets are empty.
Humbled and hopeful that our story resonates with you, we would very much appreciate if you would consider giving to our family to help us go through this unexpected and extremely difficult phase of our lives.