El Estoque

Alumnus Jack Chin finds donor match after four month search

When not in his chemotherapy courses, Jack Chin would spend his time at home or take walks around the neighborhood. After his transplant, however, Jack cannot be exposed to other people or environments where a potential source of virus or bacteria exists. He is not allowed to consume processed food for the same reason as well. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Aafreen Mahmood

May 2, 2012

On April 16, Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin posted news that many of his followers on the Facebook page “Save Jack from Leukemia” were hoping for:  “Thank you all for the help and support you have been giving me. In a week, I will be undergoing one of the most dangerous and arduous procedures...

AADP hosts donor registry at Cupertino Library on March 25

AADP hosts donor registry at Cupertino Library on March 25

Aafreen Mahmood

March 26, 2012

On March 25, the Asian American Donor Program held its fourth donor registry of the day, and one of the 29 drives it has held in the past month, at the Cupertino Library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. According to AADP Outreach Coordinator Michelle Chan, over 30 Cupertino residents cheek-swabbed for class of 2007 al...

You don’t know Jack

Jack Chin's biggest fears in life were: coming back home after college, baldness and needles — all of which he experienced in the last nine months. During the breaks between his chemotherapy cources, Jack spends his time at home playing World of Warcraft, watching television and playing computer games.

Aafreen Mahmood

March 12, 2012

His body curled up into a ball, lying on a hospital bed after several surgeries and chemotherapy treatments: he was motionless — except for a single finger brushing the back of his mother’s hand. “He couldn’t speak, but he was just trying to thank [his] mom and give her the message,” Chinese...

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Jack Chin (far right) has been battling leukemia since the summer of 2011. Since Jan. 13, the family has been in search of a bone marrow match. To assist them in the search, staff members and administration in conjunction with AADP will be holding a donor registry during the senior boys basketball game on Feb. 10. Photo used with permission of Steffi Lau.

Aafreen Mahmood

February 8, 2012

Jack Chin, a Class of 2007 alumnus, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2011. After numerous medical tests, Chin was informed that he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. To assist him in the search for a matching donor, staff members and administration will be hold...