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March 10, 2021 – Internship Announcement

Oh my gosh, I am beyond excited to announce that I’ll be starting a Research Internship at Donor Network West!! As a research intern, I’ll be tagging along the senior scientist for procurement, directly at the other side of organ donation. I know it’s going to be challenging, but I feel it’s also necessary. Sometimes … Continue reading March 10, 2021 – Internship Announcement Read More

March 1, 2021 – Starting Lisinopril

My new hematology doctor wants me to start lisinopril, a medication to treat high blood pressure. I think it’s something about my ace inhibitors or a level being low. I’ll be taking 5mg lisinopril in the evening and reducing my diltiazem level to 60mg in the morning. Of course, I’m always anxious when starting new … Continue reading March 1, 2021 – Starting Lisinopril Read More

Fundraising success – book sale

Justin set out to fundraising for donate life. With help of Kaiser Santa Clara heart transplant clinic NP Lena, donations come from clinic staff. The gift of kindness is contagious. According to scientific studies, kindness is good for our health including younger looking, less pain even longer life… Read More

Mother’s Dream

Today, we received text message from Megan – Nolan’s mom. Starting with a sweet picture on Jeff’s phone, so nice Megan shared with us. It brought sweet memories of summer 2018 in RMH where Nolan under treatment. We knew Nolan had some setbacks, Megan updated his status quo. Nolan was in hospital on Christmas morning … Continue reading Mother’s Dream Read More

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