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myHK: Nice One, Hong Kong!

Hello Hong Kong!

I’m proud to announce that we were able to raise $7,000 for a family in Hong Kong that has fallen on some VERY tough times!

I wrote a social worker I know and asked if there was a family in Hong Kong that could really use a bit of kindness.

She told me of a family where the father is very close to dying of stomach cancer. The mother has serious heart disease. This family has two daughters, a 15 year old and 20 year old. The 20 year old, Sarah, still has cleft lip.

It’s very sad to say the least that she has had to live 20 years with cleft lip, considering the surgery isn’t that difficult. Financially it just wasn’t possible for them.


MASSIVE thanks to our donors;

Martin Carmody
Brendan Gill
Tracey Duggan
Maricel Baccay
Matthew Drysdale
Martin Lai
Linda Kam Langenfeld
Allen Yan
Fritz Rotmeyer
David Hanzl
Ayesha Sitara
Nils Walle

I had the opportunity to speak to Sarah about the upcoming operation. She’s an intelligent and kind girl with a bright future ahead of her. I’ve exchanged emails with her and will be keeping in touch.

I’m very proud that we were able to do this! And I’m so thankful that we’ve created a platform that has participants willing and wanting to make positive impact on society.

Have a great CNY break and hope to see you at Event 10 on March 11th when we’ll be handing out food to the homeless.


2 comments on “myHK: Nice One, Hong Kong!

  1. brielle87
    February 24, 2015

    That is such a sad situation the family is in. I am so glad that you were able to do something to help them out.
    A huge round of applause to you and all the other donors for being so wonderful.
    Please let this family know that there are people on the other side of the world who are wishing them well. May Sarah have a safe and successful operation.

    • theguestroom
      February 27, 2015

      Cheers Brielle!!

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