Today is our dear Janet’s birthday. She would have been 26 today. Words still can not describe how much we love and miss our friend. But her radiance, compassion to help others, thirst for knowledge, and passion for life continues to inspire us.
And so I kindly ask others today to join in celebrating Janet’s life.
Celebrate it by educating others the importance of being a marrow donor for other leukemia patients. Celebrate it through a simple act of kindness or finding your own way to bring joy to those around you. Or celebrate it by taking a second from your busy schedule and keep those who are undergoing chemo treatment in your prayers. Much love to you all.
Thank you for continuously supporting Helping Janet’s cause throughout these years. As a token of their sincerest gratitude, Janet’s family has graciously invited everyone to attend memorial services for Janet, to be held:
Please plan to arrive early, as the funeral will be open to the public.
Throughout her life, Janet enjoyed being surrounded with families and friends. Please invite everyone to join and celebrate Janet’s beautiful life.
If you would like to send flowers, please deliver them by 9 am. Her favorite color was purple.
If you would like to make a donation to Janet’s family, please make check payable to:
If you are attending the service, you may drop off your donation at the welcome table. If you are unable to attend, please mail it to:
P.O. Box 1526
Pleasanton CA 94566
We are also accepting donations through PayPal. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient. (A Team Janet member set up the account so you will see her name in your receipt, but please know that 100% of proceeds is going to Janet’s parents.)
In light of Janet’s recent passing, we are now raising money to pay for Janet’s funeral and related expenses.
Please contribute what you can to help her family through these difficult times. All proceeds will be used by Janet’s family for pay for funeral-related expenses.
Please contribute what you can on the temporary Paypal link at HELPINGJANET.com.
In addition, you may donate through the official Paypal website, by filling out “email@example.com” on the form. (A Team Janet member set up the account so you will see her name in your receipts, but please know that the money is going to Janet’s parents.)
Last but not least, we are welcoming checks by mail, payable to:
P.O. Box 1526
Pleasanton, CA 94566
We have been overwhelmed by the sudden news of Janet’s passing, but also from the outpouring of prayers, sympathy, kind words, and love for Janet and her family. Thank you for being with us during this difficult time.
To all of Janet’s loving supporters,
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Janet Liang.
Janet has served as an inspiration to all those who knew her. Her big heart and big smile was something that we all cherished. And although she never fulfilled her dream of being a teacher, she has taught us all one very important lesson: love. Despite battling leukemia for 3 years, she has always found it within her to make her situation more than about herself. Her campaign to raise awareness and advocate for bone marrow donors was for the love of her fellow human. She has certainly taught all of us to love one another, and live each day as if it were our last. After bravely fighting cancer for three years, she has finally found her peace.
We ask that you provide her family with privacy and respect during this difficult time.
Thank you to all of Janet’s supporters. Your outpouring of love and support has always been a constant source of strength for her. Please help to honor her legacy by continuing the fight for leukemia awareness in her memory.
Today, Janet is celebrating her 2nd birthday: the day she receives a marrow transplant and a new chance at life. Please keep Janet in your thoughts and prayers as she undergoes the transplant.
Join us on our 45-day fundraising campaign to wish Janet a happy birthday!
Details are available on our WeDidIt campaign page.
All proceeds raised will fund Janet’s ongoing health care-related expenses.
P.S. Thanks everyone, for pledging $3,405 already! Let’s keep the momentum going.
Day Zero went well :) Like a dying Phoenix rising from its ashes, I was reborn once again (Harry Potter reference heh). Here I am with my donor’s cells seconds before the infusion. More photos to come later!
To all of Janet’s wonderful supporters:
Thank you to everyone for your continued love and support over the past couple years. Tonight is the eve of Janet’s marrow transplant - what we also call her “second birthday.” She will soon be on the road to recovery but will still have many hurdles in the months ahead.
We have had so many of you reach out to us about how you or your organization can help Janet directly. Beginning tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to do just that.
Stay tuned for more updates. Please continue to keep Janet in your thoughts and prayers as she undergoes her transplant.
Your prayers always seem to be helping Janet. Here’s the latest from her:
"Via email with my oncologist about my latest bone marrow biopsy check for relapse:
'Hi Janet - Great news the bone marrow shows 2% blasts consistent with maintained complete remission. Excellent!!!'
What this means is that as I stay within 0-5% I am considered in remission and ready to go for transplant. Repeated tests will show that I am 0% or 1% or 2% once again. They will all fall in this range. I hope I continue to stay this way for the next 12 days since I’ll be admitted for my final run on Aug 19. Wheeee!!!”
Janet wants to develop a soundtrack and give away to other patients and survivors at MD Anderson. What are some of your favorite songs about faith, perseverance, survival, love, bravery, courage, etc.?
Check out the video below and join us and Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) at the revamped 626 Night Market next Saturday, July 28th, in Pasadena, CA! Help save a life and enjoy great food and local vendors. 90+ people registered at the last event, and we hope to add even more donors at this one!
RSVP on Facebook HERE.
P.S. Invite your friends and family!
Less than 24 hours left until the 626 Best Dance Crew Competition!
RSVP on Facebook HERE.
P.S. You’ll be able to register to join the marrow registry at the competition! All it takes is a cheek swab and a short form to fill out, and you’ll become eligible to save another person’s life!
“626 Movemeant & Team Janet would like to invite you to our dance competition / bone marrow registry benefit for Janet Liang/A3m.
www.helpingjanet.com | www.asianmarrow.org/
Location: Barnes Memorial Park (Outdoor Amphitheater), Monterey Park, CA Time: 2pm to 8pm
(Public event, open to all ages)
Local Dance Crews from the 626 Community will be competing for the title of “626 Best Dance Crew”
1st place winner will receive:
- A dinner valued at $100 from Cha Cafe
- 15% VIP discount cards from Ray Ray
- A photoshoot by Tommy Su of SnapIt Studio (YTF’s photographer)
- Featured in the next Fung Brothers music video “BOBALIFE” and more to come…
Before the start of the event, A3M will hold a registry drive. All it takes is 4 to 5 mins to fill out a short form, get the cheek swab materials, swab your cheeks (takes 40 secs), and your done! It’s quick and painless. *You will need to be 18 & over to register* If you’re under the age of 18, please bring a family member that’s 18 & over.
There will be a $5 donation at the door for those who didn’t register with A3M on the day of the event and received a raffle for a meet & greet drawing with the celebrity judges & performers.
The competition will be Hosted by: The Fung Brothers (David & Andrew Fung)
- Temple City High School - Choreo
- Rosemead High School - All Male
- Alhambra HS - All Male
- Alhambra HS - Choreo
- Bakarda Modern - West Covina
- Honey Badgerz - West Covina
- Notoriouz Crew - Baldwin Park
- Fire Ferrets - San Gabriel
- Mark Keppel HS - Choreo
Special performances by:
- The Fung Brothers (YouTube Comedian Rappers)
- Jason Chu (Asian-American Rapper)
- Victor Kim (ABDC Season 3 winner, Singer, YTF)
- Jonathan “Legacy” Perez (SYTYCD, Step Up 3D, Dance for Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas )
- Kevin Lien ( YouTube Artist) and more…
- Victor Kim
- Jonathan “Legacy” Perez
- Bart & Joe (Just Kidding Films, YouTube Comedians)
Event filmed by: Brite Visuals
Event sponsored by:
Please spread the word to your family & friends!
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!”
RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE.
More deets! Join us this Saturday and take a stand!
Team Janet + 626 Movemeant would like to invite you to the 626 DANCE CREW COMPETITION (a dance competition/bone marrow registry benefit for Janet Liang and A3M.)
DATE: Sat. July 14
TIME: 2-8 pm
PLACE: Barnes Memorial Park in Monterey Park, CA
For more information, check out the FB event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/422506264460673/