I never thought I would help a friend write a fundraising campaign story, but here it is.
This is Mr Cher, father of my colleague and friend, Tarry Cher.
On 1 Sep 2020, Mr Cher was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, more than 10 years after bravely fighting off his first stomach cancer.
Because Mr Cher is in his 70s, chemotherapy and surgery are out of the question. Instead, he has to go through immunotherapy for about 2 years, which involves a dose of Pembrolizumab every 3-4 weeks that cost about $5,000 after subsidies and offsetting with his family members’ Medisave funds.
Mrs Cher herself is a two-time cancer survivor (breast and ovarian cancers) before Mr Cher’s first cancer, and their family is still paying off debts from previous loans to pay for the treatments.
Please help by either spreading the word (by sharing this post) or donating any amount you’re comfortable with.
In the unfortunate situation where Mr Cher doesn’t respond well to the treatment, his family will donate all the proceeds to the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS).
Thank you, and let’s all hope for the best for Mr Cher and his family.
I’ll share more updates and the experience in a later blog post.