Several weeks ago our dear friend and amazing ceramist was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (adenocarcinoma) which has metastasized to her brain. Her dedication to her excellence as a ceramist is unquestionable. This has been told by the countless smiles we have seen on our patients as they have been the recipient of her talents while all the time thinking that we were the ones totally responsible for the beauty of their new smile. Hak Joo has made us all look very good in our careers. She has done this with a spirit of caring and unselfishness that exemplifies not only her love for what she does but mostly, her love for the people she has served.
This is one of those moments in life where we are called to a challenge of something more. Hak Joo has people around her that will give her the day to day support that she will need. However, there will be financial burdens that will begin to mount. She has three children who are in their teens and a mother that she is responsible for taking care of. Since she will not be able to work, there will be no income. Through our efforts, we all can help. This site has been set up not only to keep Hak Joo's friends informed of her progress, but to serve as a vehicle to donate funds to help Hak Joo during these challenging times.
We appreciate all of you very much and know that you will be there for Hak Joo in these difficult times.
God Bless and Happy Holidays