Saturday, April 8, 2017

A hero...


Helping my Hero to save my son!


Many of my friends and relatives know that my only son, Anthony Achariya Chhim (“Tony”), needs a kidney transplant. Tony’s kidneys had lost all functions in 2010, for some unknown reasons. His doctor did not want to perform a biopsy, a test to find out the cause of his kidney failure, as it could be fatal.




Since a person only needs one kidney to survive, my wife—his mother Neang—who has the same rare blood type “O”, without any hesitation, gave one of her kidneys to save his life.  Neang’s kidney, however, only lasted for five years. In 2015, after many difficulties, Tony’s body finally rejected her kidney completely. He has been on regular dialysis treatments ever since. He spends three times a week, for up to five hours at a time at the dialysis center. It is an exhausting and painful process for him. It devastates me to watch my son suffers. Though the dialysis does the job of keeping him alive, but a transplant would offer him the ability to live a longer, healthier, and more normal life. It would allow him to follow his big dream, return to his passion of creating video games and to run his company called Quantum Imagination Studios. A new and functional kidney would also give him free time with his family and friends, something many of us take for granted.

According to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), over 93,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. It is a one in millionth chance to receive this precious gift of life. His mother and I had been working tirelessly to find a new donor. As parents, we would do anything, by ethical and legal means, for our children. It reminds me so much of my own parents and siblings who made big sacrifices for me.

As a peasant from Prey Khmer of Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia, I lived in a harsh environment where my parents, who had me at an old age, struggled to survive and provide education and food for our family of seven: my parents, my four older sisters, and me. The one thing that kept them going, as they spent twelve to thirteen hours a day doing backbreaking labor of rice cultivation in our farmland, was me.  They genuinely believed their only son would be somebody great one day.  With that dream, they sold their lands to pay for my education and worked on what little they had to feed the family and me. My four sisters gave up their education so that my parents had enough to pay for my education and food while I was away from home.


In 1970 war finally struck Cambodia. Ideologies of capitalism and communism clashed amongst my countrymen and families. When the victors won, they gathered leaders, soldiers, civil servants, students and anyone who the communists perceived as their archenemies to be executed. I was among them. They led us to believe they were taking us back to Phnom Penh to help rebuild the country. As I sat with seventy or so others in the drizzling rain listening to their group leader speak, I recounted the people I met and the demeanor of the communists. Then insight and clarity set in. They were taking us to be executed. I thought long and hard about my father and mother who gave up so much in life to see me educated and become someone great. I could not let them down. I had to survive. I looked at the soldiers with their AK-47 guns. My eyes scoured my surrounding for a quick exit. Based on my calculation I had a 1% chance of surviving and 99% chance being captured or shot. I could not allow someone to take my life just like that. I took the 1% chance. I made it to safety until I was caught two more times and slated for execution both times. My will to survive remained strong. That’s why I would never give up on my son, or any of my children, for that matter.
   
After years of searching and calling for friends and strangers alike for help, like godsend, a very good friend, Taylor Tagg, has got his blood tested and lo and behold, everything is a match! Our savior had been with us all along. There was a reason he came into our lives. Taylor is now in the process of donating one of his kidneys to Tony. My family and I are over the moon. Thinking about it brings us tears of joy. We are grateful to him for making such a big sacrifice for Tony and to his family for supporting his selfless decision.
I am so touched by his sacrifice that, when we personally met in New York last month, I asked him, “Why do you decide to do this, Taylor?”
He said, “You are my hero, Tim.”  
He shocked me. I couldn’t say another word but responded in kind that it was the other way around—Taylor is my hero. Yes, Taylor is the bravest man I’ve ever met. Who, among us, as strangers, would give one of our organs—a part of our body—to save another human being? I went on to ask Taylor about the support of his wife Sherri, his mother and father. He told me that everyone he spoke with supported him. I was overwhelmed and could hardly utter any more words.



As happy as we are, we are not out of the woods yet. We may have a donor but we are short on funds to cover our hero’s traveling, lodging and recovery expenses. Taylor and his family will be traveling and staying in New York for a few weeks. We are expecting the expenses to be more than $10,000 and we are pledging that the unused money will be donated to a Kidney Foundation or a not-for-profit organization on behalf of the donor and Tony. 

We don’t like to burden our friends and strangers alike, but we are in desperate need of your help to save our son and we want to make our donor and his family as safe and as comfortable as possible. After all, he makes the biggest sacrifice of his life for us. Can we count on you to help fund these expenses?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We appreciate any amount you can contribute. You may help by donating through this website: “Giveforward” https://www.youcaring.com/anthonyachhim-794666

You may send your contribution to Timothy Chhim 21 Riverglen Drive, Thiells, NY 10984 or you can send it via my PayPal account at Timothychhim@aol.com

If you would like to speak with me for any additional information please email me or call me at my work number 845-624-2500 or my cell phone at 845-642-3232.
God bless you and your family.

Sincerely,
Timothy S. Chhim

Friday, April 7, 2017



https://www.youcaring.com/anthonyachhim-794666

The Story

Helping my Hero to save my son!

Many of my friends and relatives know that my only son, Anthony Achariya Chhim (“Tony”), needs a kidney transplant. Tony’s kidneys had lost all functions in 2010, for some unknown reasons. His doctor did not want to perform a biopsy, a test to find out the cause of his kidney failure, as it could be fatal.

Since a person only needs one kidney to survive, my wife—his mother Neang—who has the same rare blood type “O”, without any hesitation, gave one of her kidneys to save his life.  Neang’s kidney, however, only lasted for five years. In 2015, after many difficulties, Tony’s body finally rejected her kidney completely. He has been on regular dialysis treatments ever since. He spends three times a week, for up to five hours at a time at the dialysis center. It is an exhausting and painful process for him. It devastates me to watch my son suffers. Though the dialysis does the job of keeping him alive, but a transplant would offer him the ability to live a longer, healthier, and more normal life. It would allow him to follow his big dream, return to his passion of creating video games and to run his company called Quantum Imagination Studios. A new and functional kidney would also give him free time with his family and friends, something many of us take for granted.

According to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), over 93,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. It is a one in millionth chance to receive this precious gift of life. His mother and I had been working tirelessly to find a new donor. As parents, we would do anything, by ethical and legal means, for our children. It reminds me so much of my own parents and siblings who made big sacrifices for me.

As a peasant from Prey Khmer of Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia, I lived in a harsh environment where my parents, who had me at an old age, struggled to survive and provide education and food for our family of seven: my parents, my four older sisters, and me. The one thing that kept them going, as they spent twelve to thirteen hours a day doing backbreaking labor of rice cultivation in our farmland, was me.  They genuinely believed their only son would be somebody great one day.  With that dream, they sold their lands to pay for my education and worked on what little they had to feed the family and me. My four sisters gave up their education so that my parents had enough to pay for my education and food while I was away from home.

In 1970 war finally struck Cambodia. Ideologies of capitalism and communism clashed amongst my countrymen and families. When the victors won, they gathered leaders, soldiers, civil servants, students and anyone who the communists perceived as their archenemies to be executed. I was among them. They led us to believe they were taking us back to Phnom Penh to help rebuild the country. As I sat with seventy or so others in the drizzling rain listening to their group leader speak, I recounted the people I met and the demeanor of the communists. Then insight and clarity set in. They were taking us to be executed. I thought long and hard about my father and mother who gave up so much in life to see me educated and become someone great. I could not let them down. I had to survive. I looked at the soldiers with their AK-47 guns. My eyes scoured my surrounding for a quick exit. Based on my calculation I had a 1% chance of surviving and 99% chance being captured or shot. I could not allow someone to take my life just like that. I took the 1% chance. I made it to safety until I was caught two more times and slated for execution both times. My will to survive remained strong. That’s why I would never give up on my son, or any of my children, for that matter. 
  
After years of searching and calling for friends and strangers alike for help, like godsend, a very good friend, Taylor Tagg, has got his blood tested and lo and behold, everything is a match! Our savior had been with us all along. There was a reason he came into our lives. Taylor is now in the process of donating one of his kidneys to Tony. My family and I are over the moon. Thinking about it brings us tears of joy. We are grateful to him for making such a big sacrifice for Tony and to his family for supporting his selfless decision.
I am so touched by his sacrifice that, when we personally met in New York last month, I asked him, “Why do you decide to do this, Taylor?”
He said, “You are my hero, Tim.”  
He shocked me. I couldn’t say another word but responded in kind that it was the other way around—Taylor is my hero. Yes, Taylor is the bravest man I’ve ever met. Who, among us, as strangers, would give one of our organs—a part of our body—to save another human being? I went on to ask Taylor about the support of his wife Sherri, his mother and father. He told me that everyone he spoke with supported him. I was overwhelmed and could hardly utter any more words.

As happy as we are, we are not out of the woods yet. We may have a donor but we are short on funds to cover our hero’s traveling, lodging and recovery expenses. Taylor and his family will be traveling and staying in New York for a few weeks. We are expecting the expenses to be more than $10,000 and we are pledging that the unused money will be donated to a Kidney Foundation or a not-for-profit organization on behalf of the donor and Tony. 

We don’t like to burden our friends and strangers alike, but we are in desperate need of your help to save our son and we want to make our donor and his family as safe and as comfortable as possible. After all, he makes the biggest sacrifice of his life for us. Can we count on you to help fund these expenses?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We appreciate any amount you can contribute. You may help by donating through this website: “Giveforward” or you may send your contribution to Timothy Chhim 21 Riverglen Drive, Thiells, NY 10984 or you can send it via my PayPal account at Timothychhim@aol.com
If you would like to speak with me for any additional information please email me or call me at my work number 845-624-2500 or my cell phone at 845-642-3232.
God bless you and your family.

Sincerely,
Timothy S. Chhim

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A gift of life for Anthony Chhim: How Can You Help?




As you have heard, my thirtyone-year-old son Anthony Achariya, who wants to live a normal life and runs a successful video game company, needs a new kidney. 

The kidney that was given by his mother has stopped functioning since the end of 2015. Up to now Anthony has spent three days a week at the dialysis center for treatment. Anthony has many challenges; nevertheless, he fights to remain strong. He seldom complains and I know how much he is willing fight on. This is one of the reasons why I, as a father, will do anything within my ability by legal to help find a donor to save him.

In response to my call for action through social media and through personal contacts, some of you ask, “How can I help?” First, my family and I are overwhelmed with joy by the caring and positive responses from friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike. We are indeed grateful for your compassion, love and support.

How Can You Help?

If you have an O blood type, regardless if it is negative or positive and regardless of where you are, please consider.  If you would like to find out what blood group you belong to or if you know your blood type and wish to donate, please contact me, Timothy S. Chhim, at 845-642-3232 or email me at timothychhim@aol.com.  You can also contact me via Facebook messenger. I will arrange with our coordinator to start the kidney transplant process.

You can also help by sharing this call for action on “Kidney for Anthony Chhim” with your friends, families, and neighbors. If would like to financially contribute you can donate any amount toward Anthony's kidney fund though my Paypal account at timothychhim@aol.com, or simply contact me.


Thank you very much. May God bless you!


*Please note that transplant operation must be done here in the United States through proper channels and by legal means.


         https://www.facebook.com/timothy.chhim/videos/10153898586388949/

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Call for Action on “Kidney for Chhim”

A Call for Action on “Kidney for Chhim”


https://youtu.be/pz02-4Z27aM

A Call for Action on “Kidney for Chhim”


As you may have heard, my thirty-one-year-old son Anthony Achariya, who yearns to live a normal life and runs a successful video game company, needs a new kidney.

The kidney that was given to him by his mother has stopped functioning since the end of 2015. As a result, Anthony spends three days a week at the dialysis center for treatment. Many challenges confront him; nevertheless, he remains strong. He seldom complains, and I see how hard he fights to live everyday. This is one of the reasons why I, as a father, will do anything within my ability, by legal means, to help find a donor to save him.

In response to my call for action, whether through social media or personal contacts, some of you ask, “How can I help?” First, my family and I are overwhelmed with joy by the caring and positive responses from you: friends, acquaintances, and strangers alike. We are indeed grateful for your compassion, love and support.

How Can You Help?

If you have an O blood type, regardless if it is negative or positive and or live outside of the United States, please consider helping my son. If you would like to find out what blood group you belong to or if you know your blood type and wish to donate, please contact me, Timothy S. Chhim, at 845-642-3232 or email me at timothychhim@aol.com. You can also contact me via Facebook Messenger. I will arrange with our coordinator to start the kidney transplant process, if we have a match.

You can also help by sharing this call for action on “Kidney for Anthony Chhim” with your friends, families, and neighbors. If you would like to financially contribute you can make your donation in any amount toward Anthony's kidney fund though my Paypal account at timothychhim@aol.com, or simply contact me.

Thank you very much. May God bless you!

*Please note that transplant operations must be done here in the United States through proper channels and by legal means.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

URGENT: A RACE AGAINST TIME FOR MY SON ANTHONY CHHIM, PLEASE HELP.




I was supposed to either die from execution, starvation, disease or overwork, like millions of other Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge era. I believed my life was spared for a specific reason—that I had a definite purpose to help others to succeed and save their lives. I have had faith and believe in this purpose for forty years, from the time I decided to escape the death rows of those failed leaders of the Khmer Rouge who were responsible for the murders of their own citizens. I survived the killing fields.
I escaped to Thailand where I met my wife Neang and immigrated to America where we formed a family and lived a successful American life.
Unfortunately, the universe has thrown me another curve. My surviving days in Cambodia and Thailand have paled in comparison to what I am going through in seeing my only son suffers day in and day out.
My wife Neang and I have three children: two older daughters and one youngest son. Our two daughters are happily married, have great jobs, and have beautiful families of their own. Devastatingly, our thirty-year-old son Anthony (Tony) cannot live a normal life like his sisters. He barely has enough strength to get up and get himself to do routine things.
Over five years ago, for unknown reasons, all of Anthony's kidneys failed. They were not healthy enough for his doctor to perform a biopsy and if they tried, his life would be in grave danger. The doctor told us he needed a kidney transplant. Right away, his sisters, his mother and I had our blood tested. No one else was a match, except for his mother. She has his blood type, O.
Due to our bond as parents—that we would sacrifice ourselves for our children—without a thought Neang gave our only son one of her kidneys. It saved Tony’s life in 2010, but the kidney lasted for only five years with much complications.
His body has been fighting and rejecting it. He lives with constant chronic and severe pains.
Now, he has been on dialysis three days a week, some eight hours each of those days. If he could not drive himself to the hospital or dialysis Center, his older sister or I would take him.
Tony’s condition is getting worse with each passing day. In April of 2016, his mother and I went to Cambodia in desperate hope we could reach out to our immediate families and relatives to help save our son’s life. Sadly, so far, nothing came of it. Meanwhile, Tony is still on a waiting list for a kidney donor here in New York. He’s getting weaker every day. The pain on his face and his struggle to move about stabbed every inch of my heart as well as Neang's. As parents, we want to protect all of our children from pain and suffering. In addition to praying every day, the only thing I could do now is desperately calling out and pleading friends, families, relatives, and strangers to please help save Anthony. 
If you would like to help, whether by donating a kidney or providing financial assistance, please contact Mr. Timothy Chhim at 845-642-3232 or email him at TimothyChhim@aol.com. 
Thank you! And God Bless You.











Saturday, December 10, 2016

Urgent:A Race Against Time for My Son Anthony Chhim


A Race Against Time for My Son Anthony Chhim

Urgent:A Race Against Time for My Son Anthony Chhim


I was supposed to either die from execution, starvation, disease or overwork, like millions of other Cambodians during the Khmer Rouge era. I believed my life was spared for a specific reason—that I had a definite purpose to help others to succeed and save their lives. I have had faith and believe in this purpose for forty years, from the time I decided to escape the death rows of those failed leaders of the Khmer Rouge who were responsible for the murders of their own citizens. I survived the killing fields.

I escaped to Thailand where I met my wife Neang and immigrated to America where we formed a family and lived a successful American life.

Unfortunately, the universe has thrown me another curve. My surviving days in Cambodia and Thailand have paled in comparison to what I am going through in seeing my only son suffers day in and day out.

My wife Neang and I have three children: two older daughters and one youngest son. Our two daughters are happily married, have great jobs, and have beautiful families of their own. Devastatingly, our thirty-year-old son Anthony (Tony) cannot live a normal life like his sisters. He barely has enough strength to get up and get himself to do routine things.

Over five years ago, for unknown reasons, all of Anthony's kidneys failed. They were not healthy enough for his doctor to perform a biopsy and if they tried, his life would be in grave danger. The doctor told us he needed a kidney transplant. Right away, his sisters, his mother and I had our blood tested. No one else was a match, except for his mother. She has his blood type, O.

Due to our bond as parents—that we would sacrifice ourselves for our children—without a thought Neang gave our only son one of her kidneys. It saved Tony’s life in 2010, but the kidney lasted for only five years with much complications.
His body has been fighting and rejecting it. He lives with constant chronic and severe pains.

Now, he has been on dialysis three days a week, some eight hours each of those days. If he could not drive himself to the hospital or dialysis Center, his older sister or I would take him.

Tony’s condition is getting worse with each passing day. In April of 2016, his mother and I went to Cambodia in desperate hope we could reach out to our immediate families and relatives to help save our son’s life. Sadly, so far, nothing came of it. Meanwhile, Tony is still on a waiting list for a kidney donor here in New York. He’s getting weaker every day. The pain on his face and his struggle to move about stabbed every inch of my heart as well as Neang's. As parents, we want to protect all of our children from pain and suffering. In addition to praying every day, the only thing I could do now is desperately calling out and pleading friends, families, relatives, and strangers to please help save Anthony. 


If you would like to help, whether by donating a kidney or providing financial assistance, please contact Mr. Timothy Chhim at 845-642-3232 or email him at TimothyChhim@aol.com. 


Thank you! And God Bless You.











Anthony with Suzy 
in Cambodia











Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Father’s Plea and Call to Action to Save his Son’s Life


A Father’s Plea and Call to Action to Save his Son’s Life 

A Father’s Plea and Call to Action to Save his Son’s Life
Anthony Achariya Chhim has a big dream of creating a successful video game company called Quantum Imagination Studios. Just when he has it up and running, he finds his body fighting and rejecting a kidney transplant he received from his mother in 2010. 


He has been on dialysis three days a week and eight hours each of those days for over five years now. He lives in constant chronic pains. He is getting weaker by the day. He needs a new kidney. 

Greatly devastated by his suffering and in desperation, his father would like to plead the good people of this world to help and save his only son. If you have an O blood type, please consider saving a young man’s life.



To find out more, please visit Kidney for Chhim by clicking on this link: 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/kidneyforchhim/about/

If you would like to help, whether by donating a kidney or providing financial assistance, please contact Mr. Timothy Chhim at 
845-642-3232 or email him at TimothyChhim@aol.com. Thank you and God bless you.A Father’s Plead and Call to Action to Save his Son’s Life.