Budi's memorial and Ethan's future

$13,866 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 20 months
Hello everyone, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Budi Hartono, on February 14th, 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non Hodgkin Diffused Large B-Cell Lymphoma. The PET Scan revealed multiple cancer infected lymph nodes all over my body from the top of my neck all the way down to my pelvic and upper thigh bones. My lovely wife, Rina, was by my side when my doctor gave me this devastating news. I'm only 36 years old, and we have a wonderful son, Ethan, who will turn 4 years old in May. The Oncologist said I only had 3-4 months to live if I didn't start the Chemotherapy immediately. That verdict felt like a death sentence, and I was drowned with sadness and sorrow mixed with complete and tremendous physical agony. But the next day we broke ourselves free from hopelessness, uncertainty, and fear. I have gone through many Lab tests, Ultra Sound, CT Scan, PET Scan, and a couple surgeries to determine exactly the type of cancer. We searched more and more about my disease and looked for the right treatment. We finally found Lifespring Cancer Treatment Center here in Seattle. Dr. Ben Chue, MD, has been using Metronomic Chemotherapy, targeted therapies, genetic targeted tests, innovative drug combinations, and immunotherapy for the last 20 years. I have just gone through my first week of treatment (March 17th) and just from the 3 sessions of this first week, I can feel and see the healing happening vividly. Most of the visible enlarged lymph nodes on my neck have now disappeared, I got my appetite back, I can stand up straight, and I'm not in constant agony anymore. I have 13 more weeks of treatments and during this time I won't be able to work due to the fatigue that the Lymphoma causes and the side effects of the Chemotherapy. I was the only one who earned income because my wife is currently unable to work due to her immigration status. This situation has created a huge financial burden and we're in need of your help to raise $20,000 to help us pay for my current and future medical bills, including our life expenses during the next 3 months. Your contribution means the world to us and we appreciate any amount that you're willing to give. We'd like to thank everyone for your amazing generosity, love, encouragements, and prayers.
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Remembering Budi
Summer outing
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Thinking of Budi
At Ethan's preschool graduation
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Tragically Budi lost his life on Sat. Sept. 9th. This is an incredibly devastating loss for his wife Rina and their 4 year old son Ethan. In addition to dealing with the tragedy and shock of such a loss they are left without their sole financial support. Please help contribute to creating some stability for this family at this time.
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Budi passed away peacefully on September 9th, 2017. The chemotherapy didn't work as well as we hoped for. The cancer cells came back aggressively leading to complications such as hypercalcemia that caused his liver and kidneys to fail.
Now we're raising money for Budi's funeral expenses and to help out his wife & son.

Sincerely,
Rina & Ethan
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$13,866 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 20 months
Created March 20, 2017
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Li Yum Wing
11 months ago

God bless you and Ethan.

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