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Vietnamese family finds support online amid mother’s battle with stage 4 breast cancer

  • My Ngoc Nguyen was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary breast cancer at the end of February and has since been in treatment at the University of Michigan Hospital.
  • The local and online communities have stepped up to donate to the family’s GoFundMe, which the family has said made “a huge difference in care” for their mother.
  • With the donations received, the Nguyen family is hoping to provide My Ngoc with integrative medicine and a home that is located closer to the treatment center with a bathroom on the first floor.

A Vietnamese family has been finding love and support from strangers and the University of Michigan community amid their mother’s battle with stage 4 breast cancer.

According to the Nguyen family’s GoFundMe page, which has a goal of $100,000, Haley Huong and her brother An Nguyen found out that their mother, My Ngoc Nguyen, was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary breast cancer at the end of February. 

Brother of student found dead in rented Tesla launches fundraiser to reunite with his family in China

  • Former University of San Francisco student Christopher Liang, 21, was found dead in his rented Tesla that crashed in Los Banos, California, on Saturday, days after he was reported missing.
  • His older brother Jerry said Christopher had set out on an "erratic" and "impulsive" road trip on Feb. 28 before he lost contact with him.
  • Jerry launched a GoFundMe campaign to honor his younger brother’s life and cover arrangements for his funeral.
  • The crowdfunding campaign has so far raised over $16,000 out of its $22,000 goal.

The family of the student who was found dead in a Tesla he rented has launched a fundraising campaign to help cover arrangements for his funeral. 

Former University of San Francisco student Christopher Liang, 21, made headlines last week after his family declared him missing. According to his older brother Jerry, Christopher had set out on an “erratic” and “impulsive” road trip on Feb. 28 and never returned home. 

Christina Yuna Lee’s family launches fundraising campaign to keep her legacy alive

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  • The relatives of murder victim Christina Yuna Lee have launched a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to continekeep her legacy alive by funding initiatives she advocated.
  • Lee, who was fatally stabbed by a stranger inside her own apartment in New York City’s Chinatown on Feb.13, supported several causes while she was alive.
  • Managed by Lee’s sister, Angela Lee, the fundraising campaign will support organizations and locations such as the Prospect Park Alliance, Womankind, Planned Parenthood, Elizabeth Street Garden and SafeWalks.
  • “Christina’s death has shaken us to our core,” the campaign noted. “Nothing will give her back to us. But with your help, we can make the 35 years she spent on Earth mean something for generations to come.”
  • The campaign’s initial funding goal of $100,000 was surpassed in less than 24 hours and has since been increased to $300,000 “to establish the Christina Yuna Lee Memorial Fund, to support these organizations and others in the future.”

The family of Korean American murder victim Christina Yuna Lee has started an online fundraising campaign to ensure her name and legacy are remembered by future generations. 

The 35-year-old, who was fatally stabbed by a stranger inside her own apartment in New York City’s Chinatown on Feb.13, was described on the campaign’s GoFundMe page as an active advocate for causes such as women’s rights.

No bail for Las Vegas man accused of shooting Chinatown restaurant worker 11 times

The man accused of shooting a Chinese restaurant worker in Las Vegas’ Chinatown will remain behind bars after a judge ordered him held without bail on Tuesday.

The incident: Rashawn Gaston-Anderson, 23, allegedly shot Chengyan Wang at Shanghai Taste restaurant in the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road around 3 a.m. on Dec. 20. Surveillance video showed him wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and breaking into the business after trying multiple back doors, leading staff to take the matter as an attempted burglary.

Filipino family who went viral for their kindness seek support for their daughter’s rare condition

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A viral TikTok video of a Filipino family offering their kindness warmed hearts. Now, the GoFundMe page for their daughter Sophia, who struggles with cerebral palsy and a rare brain condition, has started gaining more donations.

The viral TikTok: Isaish Garza, who has more than 7 million followers on TikTok, tested the Garado family’s kindness by asking them to buy his lunch after claiming he lost his wallet. When the parents agreed and handed him $20, he surprised them by rewarding them $500 to celebrate their kindness.

Elderly Asian woman in critical condition after being struck with large rock in NYC

Elderly Asian woman’s head smashed with a ROCK in random NYC attack

An elderly Asian woman is in critical condition after a man randomly struck her head with a large rock in Queens on Friday morning.

What happened: Quiying Ma, 61, was sweeping outside her apartment on 89th Street in Jackson Heights when the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. She sustained injuries to her head and face and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

‘We paid a price for being a hero’: GoFundMe for teenage SEPTA hero raises over $700,000

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A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Christina, the teenager who stood up to bullies and was beaten on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train last week, has surpassed its initial $10,000 goal by raising more than $702,435, as of Nov. 22.

Tons of support: The GoFundMe campaign, set by YLin Chen, Christina’s mother, and Michael Chen, Christina’s brother,  said that Christina has now been released from the hospital after suffering the severe beating last week, according to local news site Billy Penn. The 18-year-old will also receive mental support from a therapist while recovering from her physical injuries.

Crowdfunding campaign for Oakland toddler killed by stray bullet raises over $100,000 in 14 hours

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The GoFundMe campaign for Jasper Wu, the 23-month-old boy killed by a stray bullet while his family was driving on an Oakland highway on Nov. 6, has raised more than $100,000 in 14 hours.

Campaign for Jasper and his family: The campaign, set up with the help of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, is now one of the top fundraisers on GoFundMe, a spokesperson for the American for-profit crowdfunding platform informed NextShark on Wednesday.

Asian American family opens fundraiser for father whose cancer has spread to his brain

Cancer gofundme was created for father

An Asian American family living in Marietta, Ga., has launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for their elderly father struggling with cancer.

An unfortunate relapse: Ronnie Chin, who recently turned 61, was diagnosed with stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017. After receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments, he became cancer-free for two years until his condition relapsed in July.

Son of Atlanta Shooting Victim Pens Heartbreaking Tribute on GoFundMe


A son who lost his mother in the Atlanta-area shootings earlier this week wrote a loving tribute for his mom on GoFundMe, noting her sacrifices as a single parent who dedicated her whole life to provide for him and his brother.

The mass shooting on Tuesday night claimed the lives of eight people, six of them have been identified as Asian women, NextShark earlier reported. As of this writing, only five of the eight victims have been identified by the authorities. 

GoFundMe Launches Hub for AAPI Fundraising Campaigns to #StopAsianHate


GoFundMe has launched a hub containing all fundraising campaigns dedicated to helping the AAPI community as part of its #StopAsianHate initiative.

About 100 personalities from the entertainment and fashion industries like Phillip Lim, Eva Chen, and Prabal Gurung showed their support to end the violence against the AAPI community and help the victims of hate, according to WWD.