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Wednesday April 19, 2006 at 11:03 am

Let’s kick cancer in
the nuts!

Current donation total: $395

were those of you who wanted to know more about my friend’s condition,
so with their permission, I’m posting the letter that I received the
other day.

April 14, 2006
11:28:35 PM GMT+03:00
Subject: Relay for Life: Supporting American Cancer Society
(& Mike)
Hi everyone,
participating in the Relay for Life at UCI (April 29-30) with my class
because there are people dear to me who have survived cancer
and is
currently fighting cancer. One person who was just
recently diagnosed
with cancer is my boyfriend. Early last month, Mike was
diagnosed with
mediastinal cancer, a yolk cell carcinoma in his chest between his
lungs. Since the cancer is rare, aggressive, and has a
survival rate of 50-60%, he is undergoing one of the strongest
chemotherapy treatments at USC’s Norris Cancer Hospital.
Surgery is
not a possibilty right now because the
tumor was the size of a football
when it was first found and affected vital structures like his
lung and
vessels of his heart. He has had 2 blood
transfusions and just
finished his third round of chemo. So far,
the chemo is working
because the tumor blood markers decreased from 37,000 to 11,000 and
again to 5,000 (normal level is supposed to be 0) so he will
to undergo treatment until the levels become
negligible if all goes
well. I’m hopeful that he will be one of the successful
cases. I don’t
usually feel comfortable reaching out to people but I want to
help by
spreading the awareness of the prevalence of cancer and the need for
support. By participating or
donating to the American Cancer
Society via Relay for Life, you honor cancer
survivors, people we have
lost to cancer, and people who are fighting
cancer. I donated in
support of Mike but you can donate or walk for anyone you care
about too. I appreciate any amount that you
give. Please send the
link to others you think might want to donate. Thanks!
Yours truly,

Here is a website with more information about mediastinal
cancer. You
can click on the personal stories link at the bottom of the
webpage to
read patient’s stories about their experiences.


Today, I thought it
would be appropriate to put a face and story to the friend that I keep
talking about so dearly.

I met him about three or
four years ago at a community service project, in fact, one of the best
ones that I’ve ever been to [anyone remember the two day saddleback

.. There are so many things I want to
say, and yet none of the words that come from my fingertips seem to
correctly express the vibrant, fun, and amazing person he is… So
today I’m going to have to settle with

silly, happy, and always smiling. I’m proud to have you as my friend.

For those of you who believe praying works — I’d appreciate it if you’d do it for him =] Thanks.

me pwn
cancer from behind:

Donate, or post this link on your
Relay for

You don’t need paypal to donate to the site
above. Just a credit

If you haven’t already donated, you can also donate at the
link above or below at the same link as

If you
donate through paypal, I can recognize you through my


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franksabunch said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:37 am

Prayer does work, and I will!

CaKaLusa said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:53 am

huzzah…cancer is getting beat…one person at a time!

NobleTruths said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:54 am

Wow Shi, i’m glad to hear someone with the somewhat ‘celebrity’ status is informing people about this cause.  I’m doing this with my school, and not many people around know about it so i’m glad that you’re helping with this.  :) Thanks !

airina05 said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:56 am

you’re doing a great thing =)

Asian_StarLight said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:59 am

keep it up!

radjbo said,

April 19, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

your links to pics don’t work?

Slutburger_with_Cheese said,

April 19, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

i think, by pooling the hatred of other towards me, i can help increase your donation amounts. does that sound logical?

WintrySkies said,

April 19, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

Love the human pyramid. I’ve always wanted to try it with my friends, but they all look relaly … weak . >_>;; xDI know I guess you’ve heard this many times, but yeah, this whole idea is cool, taking on cancer is awesome. I’d help, but I can’t donate because, well, my parents won’t let, and there’s really not much I can do besides post the link on my xanga and … pray, I guess.Hope your friend gets better.Diana

acquainted_love said,

April 19, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

I really hope the best for you and your friend. cancer is something I take personally. he has a good fighting chance. :] try and stay positive!

missmeemz said,

April 19, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

May I ask what kind of cancer you friend has?  I know this is devastating.  When I was 4 my dad was diagonosed with cancer.  I never understood why the rest of the adult portion of my family was so sad.  My grandma would tell me that my dad is sick, but when I asked with what, she never gave me a good explanation.  Even to this day, I still do not exactly what kind of cancer.  But growing up with it was somewhat hard.  The aftermaths of the many operations really changed the whole family’s lifestyle.  My best wishes go out to your friend.

davidngo said,

April 19, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

one of my dear friends has been living with cancer most of her life.  luckily she’s been able to keep it at bay and be able to survive.  but her struggle is on-going.  there are good times and there are really bad ones.  days when she wakes up and coughs up blood and can’t even move.  besides the monetary help, i think it’s important to emotionally support the ones we cherish through these hard times.  anything to lift their spirits can mean a great deal.  keep up the fund-raising, but more importantly…send something nice to him and visit him when you can.

eklipse126 said,

April 19, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

Mike looks way better than those pictures!!!!

Stone_the_clergy said,

April 19, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

yeah i know…Cancers a bitch….I cant even stand to be in the hospital with them.It’s to depressing.

a_different_perspective said,

April 19, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

$395~  that’s great!

thepxii said,

April 19, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

Way 2 Go, Shi!

deux02 said,

April 19, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

using your fame for a good cause :)

Scorpi said,

April 19, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

ryc: you’re full of shit. you love the mullet. fwiw, i am sorry about your friend. i will pray to my gods, god, whatevers..

just1moreReason said,

April 19, 2006 @ 4:22 pm

*kicks cancer in the nuts*He looks like a great guy. Cancer is gonna regret this.

Drakonskyr said,

April 19, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

I’m up for some violence. Where is this cancer bloke and where do I rough ‘im up?

serenette said,

April 19, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

Cancer hits some people that I think really don’t deserve it. It’s especially messed up when someone’s parents are diagnosed with it. The kids they have become really depressed, I’ve seen it too many times :-(

dehzep said,

April 19, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

keypad command = down, down, triangle.
result = swift knee to the groin (*crunch*)

Korepsych said,

April 19, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

All these motherfuckers leave comments, but how many leave money? I’m broke. I don’t know you. I don’t know your friend. I donated. I guess I’m a bleeding heart motherfucker.And YOU.YOU BETTER NOT SPEND MY MONEY ON SOME GODDAMNED SUPER SPECIAL BRA OR SOMETHING, THIS BETTER GO TO THE RIGHT PLACE, OR I’LL PUT A VOODOO ON YOU

Korepsych said,

April 19, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

btw it wasn’t a lot of money, but it’s all i can afford *wimpers*SPEND IT RIGHT

deadfishie said,

April 19, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

you’re story really touched me. i have lost someone to cancer as well so i can feel some of your pain. i wish i could directly donate money to this fund, but i can’t considering my obvious lack of a credit card and a job to come along with it. however, it turns out that my boyfriend has been pushing me to do relay for life, and i was skeptical about agreeing to this offer. i did not know the people i would be helping and i hate to say i did not care much. but after reading that letter you posted, i’ll be sure to do the relay and hopefully whatever comes from it will help cure cancer. it’s horrible how it attacks the most undeserving people. i will also pray for your friend. i pray that he will get better and that God will protect him and all of his friends and family. stay strong =]

starberri92 said,

April 19, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

my prayers are with your friend.

BoopsiePie said,

April 19, 2006 @ 11:36 pm

i remember when we took all those pics…but the last one makes me laugh a lot. good times!

raizhafae said,

April 20, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

i’ve put links to you and relay for life on my site.

Mehgun said,

April 20, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

good luck with it

xyOursOhOllywOoDx said,

April 20, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

do you have cancer? i dont understand what you are saying sorry… but i know what you’re going through whether its you or its your friend or whatever… my mom died when i was 11 (( i’m 14, almost 15 now )) and yeah i had to deal with her having cancer for 2 years.. it sucked!
god bless

Wubie said,

April 23, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

you truly are a compassionate and selfless person, if only there were more people such as yourself… or of any who have commented & donated ~

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