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Resilient Rina Fundraising Page
Aug 12, 2015


 Our kids Rina and Patrick are our inspiration.  Rina was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - Philadelphia Chromosome (ALL Ph+) on May 10, 2013. This is a rare & high risk form of ALL. Only 5% of ALL patients exhibit the Ph+ type. Due to the high risk nature of the disease, the option of a new immune system through a bone marrow transplant was immediately explored. On Sept 17, 2013, Rina underwent a bone marrow transplant after discovering that her only sibling, 3-yr old Patrick beat the 1 in 4 chance of being her perfect marrow match! "Powerful Patrick's" cells allowed for an amazing recovery and gave her a second chance at life forever bonding the two siblings stronger than ever imagined. Rina is now thriving over one year in remission post-transplant. We now pay it forward through our causes including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

We battled as a family and we each have the scars to prove it. As Rina’s parents and caregivers, we were so focused on Rina’s survival and Patrick’s ability to thrive that we could not take care of ourselves. Training for this triathlon will boost our healing and help us regain our physical and emotional health.  2015 is our year to heal and reclaim our lives and show cancer that it doesn't have our family!

Show your support with a donation to our team to help fund treatments that save lives like Rina’s every day; including targeted chemotherapy and immnuotherapies that use a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. 


Please donate now to our team and help us all get closer to a world without blood cancers!

For a cure,

Keith, Marianne, Rina, and Patrick Sy

For more on our journey please visit:

 1 yr post BMT slideshow - 9 mins our 7 month journey - 15 mins



Supporter Comments

    "Thank you for the boots!"

    marjeri smith

    Tue Oct 27 11:24:48 EDT 2015

    "To our amazing 2015 Girl of the Year and her family :) See you tomorrow!"

    Janet Hamada

    Thu Nov 05 06:31:17 EST 2015

    "Sorry we can't make it tonight... Have fun and go Rina and Patrick!"

    The Nerys

    Fri Nov 06 10:24:51 EST 2015

    "We are so glad to have you in our lives! Much love to the whole Sy Family!"

    Robyn Sarvis

    Fri Nov 06 11:15:40 EST 2015

    "You are such an inspiration! Go team!"

    Karen Quiros

    Fri Nov 06 03:38:55 EST 2015

    "Sy Family, keep doing what your doing. So great to see Rina doing so well! You all are amazing bunch. As 2015 is coming to a close I hope you all are in a much better state mentally and physically. Go do your thang! "

    Mayumi Kawaguchi

    Fri Nov 06 10:04:56 EST 2015

    "In memory of my sister, Cathy, who fought AML courageously and brought awareness to those around her. In honor of today's blood cancer fighters and survivors -- KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT, YOU CAN BEAT THIS THING!"

    Sandra Oshiro

    Fri Nov 06 11:33:41 EST 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $524.33 | Goal: $250.00
210 %

My Team

Team Total: $11,099.21 | Goal: $10,000.00

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My Thanks To

Mayumi Kawaguchi $100.00
Swap meet proceeds! $100.00
Sandra Oshiro $50.00
The Nerys $50.00
Janet Hamada $50.00
Marianne Sy $35.00
Karen Quiros $30.00
marjeri smith $25.00
Robyn Sarvis  
Wayne Kao