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

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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

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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

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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.

Berkeley Restaurant’s ‘Adopt a Doc/Nurse’ Initiative to Provide Poke Bowls to Healthcare Workers

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Berkeley, California restaurant Poke Parlor launched an initiative called Adopt a Doc/Nurse to provide nutritious meals to East Bay health care workers and first responders currently risking their lives to save patients suffering from COVID-19.

Walter Mak, one of Poke Parlor’s owners took to Facebook on Tuesday to talk about the initiative and supporting the community. The restaurant offers healthy meat, vegetarian and seafood meal options at $13/meal, with every donated meal going directly to a healthcare worker or first responder in Alameda County. Mak said their goal is to provide meals to a hospital(s) for at least 7 days.

‘Stir-Fry Meals on Wheels’ Activist Don Lee Provides Food for Chinese Seniors

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Chinatown activist and Chairman of Homecrest Community Services (HCS) Don Lee, is leading an initiative to provide food to homebound Chinese seniors with a team of volunteers and closed Chinese restaurants.

In a Facebook post, Grace Young, an award-winning author of “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge,” took towards sharing Lee’s work and called it a “Stir-Fry Meals on Wheels.”

‘Heroes’ Who Helped Catch Chinese Scholar’s Killer Get $20,000 Reward From Her Parents

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The parents of a University of Illinois visiting scholar from China who was abducted and killed in 2017 are set to give at least $20,000 to the “heroes” who helped authorities capture and convict killer Brendt Allen Christensen.

The amount will reportedly come from the $161,000 raised from over 3,500 people by the GoFundMe campaign set up when the student named Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 2017, reports the Associated Press

Story of Thai Wife K‌‌i‌‌c‌‌‌k‌e‌‌‌‌d O‌ut of Home by Husband Shared on ‘Subtle Asian Traits’

A Thai woman in her 60s was left ho‌m‌‌ele‌ss and hea‌rtbr‌ok‌en in Auckland, New Zealand after her Kiwi husband of 18 years al‌‌l‌eg‌ed‌ly decided to k‌i‌ck her out of the house so he can sell it.

The story was recently revealed on social media by Facebook user Surat Ebata, whose family has given tem‌po‌rary re‌fug‌e to the mis‌tr‌eat‌ed ‌w‌ife.

Ex-High School Football Player Sued for $1 Million After Referee Was Allegedly Hurt During Play

A former Crawford High School football player is struggling to raise funds for his legal fees after a referee filed a $1 million lawsuit against him and the San Diego Unified School District.

Former football player Jason Srouy set up a GoFundMe page to aid him in his legal battle against John Herlich, a referee who suffered an injury during a game in 2015.