Nanci Yuan: Chang Yuan Trust

$64,702 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 296 people in 27 months
MyMy Buu
on behalf of Ricky Chang
 MENLO PARK, CA
This account is on behalf of Nanci Yuan.  All proceeds will go into the Chang Yuan Family Living Trust. 

Nanci Yuan, MD
Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Teacher, Mentor, and Physician
1968-2016

Nanci dedicated her life to her family: her two children, Neo and Claire (9 years old), and her husband, Ricky Chang.  Her greatest concern in life and death was on the well-being and future of her children.  She is also survived by her parents, George and Bernice, and sister, Margarida.

Nanci is an expert in pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine.  She taught students, residents, and collegues through her training at Kaiser Permentent Hospital in Oakland (Pediatrics) and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Pulmonary).  She continued to teach and mentor as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  She is a great contributor to the care of patients with pulmonary, sleep, neuromuscular diseases including spinal muscular atropy and congenital myopathies.   She navigated many patients and families through difficult and challenging illnesses and conditions.   

Nanci has bravely fought the colon cancer which invaded her body and her life over the last 12 months.   She became irreversibly ill in the last week of June.  Nanci quietly took her last breath around 9:15 pm on July 1, 2016. She was comfortable and peaceful.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, Nanci asked for monetary gifts to be given to her children. The funds from this gofundme account will go directly to supporting the two children.   We are overwhelmed by the generosity from her community.  While we have reached our arbitrary "goal," there is no limit to the nest egg that can be raised for Nanci's twins who are only 9 years old. 

Cards, letters, and directed donations for the children and family can be sent to the family's home address.  Please contact me for details if you need it.

We are planning for a spiritual ceremony and celebration of life on July 23, 2016. Funeral mass at St. Denis Church at 10am in Menlo Park, CA. Followed by a family-friendly Celebration of Life from 12 noon - 2:30pm at Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University.  All are welcome.  Please RSVP at  http://goo.gl/forms/BndMg5Sii9g0fYNv2 by July 15, 2016.

Thank you so much for your love, support, and care for Nanci and her family.

Created by MyMy Buu and Garrett Griffin, godparents to Neo and Claire, friends and collegues of Nanci.





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Thank you so much for your love, support, and care for Nanci and her family.

We are planning for a spiritual ceremony and celebration of life on July 23, 2016. Funeral mass at St. Denis Church at 10am in Menlo Park, CA. Followed by a family-friendly Celebration of Life from 12 noon - 2:30pm at Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University. All are welcome. Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/BndMg5Sii9g0fYNv2 by July 15, 2016.
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Thank you so much for the contributions to the Chang Yuan Trust.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity from her community (friends, colleagues, patients). While we have reached our arbitrary "goal," there is no limit to the nest egg that can be raised for Nanci's twins who are only 9 years old.

We are planning a spiritual ceremony and celebration of life on July 23, 2016 in Menlo Park, CA. Details to follow.
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Thank you for your love, warm thoughts and generosity.

Nanci quietly took her last breath around 9:15 pm on July 1. May she rest peacefully.

She is survived by her children Neo Chang and Claire Chang, husband Ricky Chang, and her sister, mother and father.

Details regarding a celebration of life and memorial to honor Nanci will follow.

With deep sadness,
MyMy Buu
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Thank you for all the donations and kind words. We are overwhelmed by the generosity, love, and prayers that are being sent to Nanci and her family.

Since the cancer is causing her pain and suffering, she is medically being kept comfortable. While she can no longer speak or show awareness, she continues to persevere. Your messages are being passed on to her and her family.

With love, MyMy Buu
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Evelyn Kuo
27 months ago
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Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you for caring for my sister and I as we grew up. I know I'm a real headache to deal with. I'm really sorry that I don't always listen to you and I act like a stupid teenager all the time. Thank you for telling me that I need to be more conscious about my own health without sugar coating anything. Other doctors probably wouldn't even care about me but you cared. I just hoped that you could've been more conscious about your own health too. I'm really sad that I couldn't tell you in person how much you mean to my family and I. Your job isn't easy, and it means the world to me that you can find enough space in your heart to care about all of your patients, all of us. I wish you and your family the best. I miss you so much. Love, Evelyn

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Megan Liao
27 months ago
2
2

Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you so much for taking good care of and supporting Evelyn and Katrina (Kuo) for 12 years. My girls think of you as a second mom, and you care and treat us as if we are your family. We really appreciate this and everything else you do for us. We miss you so much. Sending our prayers to you and your family. You are our hero.

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Katrina Kuo
27 months ago
1
1

Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you so much for being my doctor. You always cared so much about us and made sure we were healthy. Without you, I wouldn't have done a lot of the things that I do regularly today. I still use the bi-pap everyday and I do g-tube feedings as well. I will miss you so much! Thank you for being more than a doctor to us but a friend and family to us. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family. I will miss you.

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David Lee Hawks
26 months ago

I am so sorry to hear this news, Dr. Yuan was a knowledgable, funny, and kind hearted member of our board who believed in, and espoused, the mission of serving those who are often overlooked. I will miss her leadership and kindness. My prayers are with her and her family.

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Mary Colla Helmers
27 months ago

Nanci.... An amazing physician An amazing wife and mother My friend I will carry your courage, strength and friendship in my heart forever ❤️ Ricky, Claire and Neo.... Your wife and mother are always right in front of you as she told you Always in your heart, too forever

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Bonnie Hanley
27 months ago

Dear Ricky, Claire and Neo, Terry, Abi, Will and I are so sorry to hear about Nanci’s passing. I know how much she loved you all. You were her world. She was a wonderful neighbor to us. I always appreciated how she treated us with kindness and generosity and I always admired the way she was able to be a great mother and a great doctor all at the same time. She was amazing and we will miss her. You all are in our prayers. Love, Bonnie Hanley

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Nicole Eden-Muraoka
27 months ago

Rest in Peace Dr. Nanci Yuan. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time. I will never forget your kindness and generosity. Love and peace, always. Nicole

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Ginny Curtin
27 months ago

Hi Nanci, I am so very sorry to hear this news about your health. You are a wonderful physician, caring and compassionate, and will be missed by all your colleagues and patients and their families. I will pray for you and your family. Sincerely, Ginny Curtin PNP

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Betty Tan
27 months ago

I can't really believe this! We saw Dr. Yuan right after we Albert got the diagnosis. She cares about her patient so much and is so supportive! I thought she was on a sabbatical leave. We were lucky that we saw her right before her leave. I am regret that couple months after our last appointment that I missed a call from the clinic that told us that Dr. Yuan was back to the clinic for couple days and open up to see us. If I knew this was what happened, we would grab that appointment no matter what. For long time, I was thinking Dr. Yuan would be back to the clinic....

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Wajma Talib
27 months ago

Many prayers for the Yuan and Chang families.

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Hyun Kyung Lee
15 months ago

Dr. Yuan was my son, Soon Kyu (Mickey) Lee's pulmonary doctor. She was always so caring and hardworking to take care of him and support him.

JF
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Julia Rai and family
21 months ago

Dr. Yuan, Even a million words can't describe our appreciation and love for you. Thank you for being part of our lives. We will always remember and miss you.

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Anonymous
22 months ago
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24 months ago
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Robert Graham
24 months ago

A truly generous person, both with respect to her time, thought, effort, and caring...Nanci was a great resource for families and I wish only the best to her family.

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24 months ago
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25 months ago
Evelyn Kuo
27 months ago
2
2

Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you for caring for my sister and I as we grew up. I know I'm a real headache to deal with. I'm really sorry that I don't always listen to you and I act like a stupid teenager all the time. Thank you for telling me that I need to be more conscious about my own health without sugar coating anything. Other doctors probably wouldn't even care about me but you cared. I just hoped that you could've been more conscious about your own health too. I'm really sad that I couldn't tell you in person how much you mean to my family and I. Your job isn't easy, and it means the world to me that you can find enough space in your heart to care about all of your patients, all of us. I wish you and your family the best. I miss you so much. Love, Evelyn

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Megan Liao
27 months ago
2
2

Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you so much for taking good care of and supporting Evelyn and Katrina (Kuo) for 12 years. My girls think of you as a second mom, and you care and treat us as if we are your family. We really appreciate this and everything else you do for us. We miss you so much. Sending our prayers to you and your family. You are our hero.

+ Read More
Katrina Kuo
27 months ago
1
1

Dear Dr. Yuan, Thank you so much for being my doctor. You always cared so much about us and made sure we were healthy. Without you, I wouldn't have done a lot of the things that I do regularly today. I still use the bi-pap everyday and I do g-tube feedings as well. I will miss you so much! Thank you for being more than a doctor to us but a friend and family to us. Sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family. I will miss you.

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David Lee Hawks
26 months ago

I am so sorry to hear this news, Dr. Yuan was a knowledgable, funny, and kind hearted member of our board who believed in, and espoused, the mission of serving those who are often overlooked. I will miss her leadership and kindness. My prayers are with her and her family.

+ Read More
Mary Colla Helmers
27 months ago

Nanci.... An amazing physician An amazing wife and mother My friend I will carry your courage, strength and friendship in my heart forever ❤️ Ricky, Claire and Neo.... Your wife and mother are always right in front of you as she told you Always in your heart, too forever

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Bonnie Hanley
27 months ago

Dear Ricky, Claire and Neo, Terry, Abi, Will and I are so sorry to hear about Nanci’s passing. I know how much she loved you all. You were her world. She was a wonderful neighbor to us. I always appreciated how she treated us with kindness and generosity and I always admired the way she was able to be a great mother and a great doctor all at the same time. She was amazing and we will miss her. You all are in our prayers. Love, Bonnie Hanley

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Nicole Eden-Muraoka
27 months ago

Rest in Peace Dr. Nanci Yuan. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time. I will never forget your kindness and generosity. Love and peace, always. Nicole

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Ginny Curtin
27 months ago

Hi Nanci, I am so very sorry to hear this news about your health. You are a wonderful physician, caring and compassionate, and will be missed by all your colleagues and patients and their families. I will pray for you and your family. Sincerely, Ginny Curtin PNP

+ Read More
Betty Tan
27 months ago

I can't really believe this! We saw Dr. Yuan right after we Albert got the diagnosis. She cares about her patient so much and is so supportive! I thought she was on a sabbatical leave. We were lucky that we saw her right before her leave. I am regret that couple months after our last appointment that I missed a call from the clinic that told us that Dr. Yuan was back to the clinic for couple days and open up to see us. If I knew this was what happened, we would grab that appointment no matter what. For long time, I was thinking Dr. Yuan would be back to the clinic....

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Wajma Talib
27 months ago

Many prayers for the Yuan and Chang families.

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