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December 9, 2020 – It’s Finally Cheap!

My cookbook has been on a JOURNEY. First, people were asking for my cookbook and it wasn’t even available online. Then, I translated the cookbook and released it as a PDF, but everyone wanted a physical copy. After I self-published it, the price was over $30! Not even I, the author, would spend $30 on … Continue reading December 9, 2020 – It’s Finally Cheap! Read More

November 26, 2020 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble! Hope your Thanksgiving is well and thanks are given. Donor Network West also created a very touching video for Thanksgiving: Read More

November 19, 2020 – Kaiser Appointment

Today was the first meeting for switching care teams. I arrived at the Santa Clara Kaiser hospital just in time for my appointment. I was nervous. I think anyone would be nervous in my situation. When switching care teams from which you had a major life event in to another provider, it’s a nerve wrecking … Continue reading November 19, 2020 – Kaiser Appointment Read More

November 12, 2020 – Transitioning to Kaiser

I thought I had until July, but apparently not. My mom got a call and said that now, now is when the transition happens. Now that I’m 18, I can’t be going to Lucile Packard anymore. My insurance is from Kaiser, and the only reason I had my heart transplant at Lucile Packard instead of … Continue reading November 12, 2020 – Transitioning to Kaiser Read More

October 20, 2020 – 18th Birthday

Guess who can legally vote now? Me! Why? Because I’m 18! Legally being an adult is crazy. I feel as if I’m getting older but not wiser. However, in the eyes of the law I’m actually 18. Isn’t that crazy? I think it’s about time that I stop using my age as an accomplishment. I’ve … Continue reading October 20, 2020 – 18th Birthday Read More

September 24, 2020 – Healthy Living Calendar

Woohoo, I won! Donate Life America held a contest called the National Minority Donor Awareness Month Healthy Living Recipe Contest. Lalaine To from Donor Network West referred me to it. I decided, why not? Asian Americans consent to organ donation at a considerably low rate (considered to other ethnicities), and the main reason is a … Continue reading September 24, 2020 – Healthy Living Calendar Read More

September 23, 2020 – TRIO/Marie Donner Scholarship

I am so excited to tell you guys that I received the TRIO scholarship! I applied to this scholarship in July; they asked for essays, letter of recommendations, my career goals, relationship to transplantation, and a list of extracurricular activities. I’ve been eyeing this scholarship since last year, but I couldn’t apply to it until … Continue reading September 23, 2020 – TRIO/Marie Donner Scholarship Read More

September 1, 2020 – Got my driver’s license

Watch out other drivers! Beep beep 🚗 Read More

August 4, 2020 – Remembering Grandma

My wonderful and amazing grandma passed away on August 4, 2020. I will always remember her resilience, cheerfulness, and wisdom. She radiated love and kindness, virtue and integrity, and intelligence and perceptiveness. I was blessed to have her as my grandmother. Growing up in a small village in China, grandma was the first girl in … Continue reading August 4, 2020 – Remembering Grandma Read More

July 1, 2020 – Annual Study

Today I had my annual study. My annual study is my biopsy, but more comprehensive because it’s done to evaluate my heart’s function at the end of the year. It was initially scheduled for April, but because of the coronavirus, it’s been rescheduled to today. Miranda, my friend from transplant camp, told me about her … Continue reading July 1, 2020 – Annual Study Read More

May 29, 2020 – I’ve graduated!

I have some really exciting stuff to share… I’ve graduated! I know it’s crazy, but I’ve graduated from high school, and one year early too! Ever since the start of the coronavirus, I’ve transferred to James Madison High School, an online high school. James Madison High School is self paced, which means they give you … Continue reading May 29, 2020 – I’ve graduated! Read More

April 27, 2020 – 2 years!!

I cannot believe this. It’s been 2 years!! Happy transplanniversary (or second birthday)! I won’t lie, it’s been hard. But the road was worth it. I’m going to reflect back on my life, and say it’s been surreal. Every transplant recipient is a fighter. I can’t imagine how everyone else’s journey. Together, we make a … Continue reading April 27, 2020 – 2 years!! Read More