A GoFundMe page has been started for a 28-year-old doctor at the Hoboken University Medical Center that has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma, “an aggressive and incurable brain tumor.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Our co-resident [Dr.] Anhtu [Vu], is a 28-year-old male recently diagnosed with a Glioblastoma, an aggressive and incurable brain tumor. After 20+ years of schooling, Anhtu was excited and ready to start his training to become a Family Physician,” the GoFundMe page description says.
“As a 2nd year resident, Anhtu has shown himself to be a caring, compassionate, relatable, funny, and down-to-earth guy. He leaves his patients feeling well attended to and cared for and has shown his deep passion for sports medicine by playing tennis regularly and by volunteering at local high school football games.”
The description goes on to say that Vu began experiencing headaches that got progressively worse, along with dizziness, in February, which prompted him to go to the hospital and he ultimately received a stage 4 terminal diagnosis.
“While awaiting the start of his chemo and radiation treatments, Anhtu’s symptoms worsened and new imaging has shown rapid progression of the tumor over the last month, despite its previous partial removal. Ahntu’s prognosis is now even more guarded,” Judy Jospeh, who started the page, wrote.
“Like he tells his patients, you need to ‘take it one day at a time.’ Anhtu is not a quitter and never will be. He continues to have a positive attitude while now undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Despite the support of friends and family, he cannot fight this battle on his own. In order to receive the best care, he will need additional funds to seek further research as well as clinical trials.”
In five days, the page has raised $25,860 towards their $100,000 goal from 244 donors.