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Helping Yen This Toughest Time

Organized by: Quyen Xuan

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My name is Van, and I am currently a junior at Utah Valley University. My major is Mechanical Engineering. Today please allow me to tell you about my friend, Yen, who is facing the toughest time of her life.

I have known her for 10 years, and we have always had a strong and close relationship – she has resided in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for many years now and is one of the brightest and most positive personalities I have ever met. In her life so far, Yen has overcome incredible trauma and struggle to give herself a better life for the years to come, including taking on the burden of looking after her family. When Yen was in Middle School, she took on the running of her house and helped her family and younger brother survive and get through the education system. Having helped the household get back on its feet after the early passing of her father, Yen has been a key for many people, a pillar of strength in her local community.

Despite all this, she faces her biggest battle yet.

She has been diagnosed with second breast cancer, and as we all know this is a terrible thing to have to go through – cancer is one of the scariest words that you can hear, and the trauma that it has brought upon Yen is truly terrifying.

Her family have sold their house to ensure that she can get the treatment she needed in Vietnam and Singapore. Sadly the treatment programs in these countries have not been enough, and now Yen has to get $75,000 together to get her from Vietnam to the United States where she can undergo life-saving treatment and make sure that her life is going to continue for many years to come. Her fiancée, Steven, when heard that she was having breast cancer broke up with her and never talked to her again. Yet, he told his brother to come and ask her to give back all what he has given to her during their dating time (trip expenses, clothes, etc.). Her heart is broken in pieces seeing how he treats who used to be his fiancée.

At the moment, Yen is $10,000 short of her goal – I want to help her get that money together and continue on her path of optimism and brightness. Having helped so many other people throughout her life, I’d love to be able to return the favour to Yen so if you can spare any money whatsoever for somebody who is involved in a struggling life of hardship but still has the will and passion to battle on, but not the money, then please consider donating today.

You could save the life of a young, brilliant individual and you could change the fortunes of an entire family. The treatment will begin this month, August 2014, so time is of the essence. Thank you for reading this letter, and we hope that you can find it within yourself to help Yen survive and live the quality of life that she deserves.

Yen, I, and her family are and will work hard to give BACK to you your donation today when Yen recovers regardless how much time it will take. Please help us..

With so much gratitude,

Van Ton


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