Gerard's Fight against Cancer

Hello, my name is Michelle Persaud and I am hoping that all of you will read my friend's story. Our dear friends Gerard and Jessica Chin A Foeng have been going through some very difficult times these past few months. They are a beautiful family with four young children (ages - 16, 15, 14, and 12) who attend local schools here in Ft. Myers, FL. Our daughter has been friends with the Chin A Foeng children since middle school and they are such a wonderful, close-knit family. When our family heard about Gerard's condition during the summer of 2015, we were all devastated. It was then, August 2015 that Gerard was diagnosed with large B-cell Lymphoma. This sudden diagnosis struck us all by surprise. His wife and four children were shattered by the news.

Gerard is the most genuine, loving, caring father. He is a dedicated husband and dad. He was also the sole provider for the family. Gerard cares about his family more than anything in the world.  He was a local soccer coach, had a black belt in Tae kwon do and was a physical therapist for over 30 years. He himself has helped many local families deal with struggle and getting back on their feet.

Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there. Gerard has been in and out of the hospital for almost 1 year, leaving his wife to care for the four children, juggling it all with little to no income.

Gerard has completed six cycles of chemotherapy, which ended in February of 2016. Just recently his condition worsened and he was admitted into the local hospital. He is now diagnosed with 30%-50% Bone Marrow Involvement. This news has saddened us all. Just as the family was gaining some hope, they were given the traumatic news 2 weeks ago.

He is currently on the waiting list for an available bed at The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Gerard is also in need of a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible. Despite the news, Gerard is still very optimistic and is being the strong person he has always been.


 As a result of this distressing news, Gerard’s wife and children are left without an income until he is better and is able to provide for his family again.

Please, I ask that you all consider this family’s struggle and Gerard’s health. All donations will be used to care for the family and some of Gerard's medical expenses. Every little bit helps and I am simply asking that you do whatever you can to assist this family. They will be so grateful for any amount donated.
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Jessica Chin A Foeng 
Organizer
Fort Myers, FL
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