August 20, 2015

Solomon Chau - a 26 year old victim of cancer in Toronto - and the lack of money for Medical Research

Solomon Chau, age 26, died on August 17, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

Solomon had been diagnosed with liver cancer. Despite massive efforts on the part of doctors, Solomon's cancer was eventually determined to be terminal.

Solomon Chau and Jennifer
Solomon and his wife, Jennifer Carter, were the recipients of an outpouring of assistance due to an internet funding site set up for them by friends, who wanted them to have a wonderful but hastily arranged wedding and honeymoon.

They were married on April 11, 2015. They had 128 days together as a married couple.

Solomon grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, the youngest of four siblings. He went to George Brown College to become a chef and worked at an upscale restaurant in Toronto until his health deteriorated.

Friends describe Solomon as a loving and fun-loving guy. He was madly in love with his wife, Jennifer.

Solomon had a determination to live and fought this insidious disease with all of his might. During troubling times he stated that "Life is great."

Family members have requested that any donations in Solomon's name be directed
Light a candle for Solomon. Light his
way to Heaven.
to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (, or to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (

Solomon's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. They describe him as a kind, funny and outgoing person. He was happy and tried to make others happy as well. He was a true optimist. He was a good man who did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears will be shed for Solomon.

Solomon is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents Kim and Son; his siblings, Mongkol, Thida, Thi Hannah and Mike; and his wife, Jennifer.

Over 8.5 million men, women and children die from cancer world-wide, every year. Cures for various cancers are slow to come or are non-existent in many cases, because there are not enough resources directed at cures for cancer. In other words, there isn't enough money.

In 2014, it is estimated that world governments spent 1,776 Billion U.S. dollars on military expenditures. 

But.... we have limited funds for medical research?

Some of the world's military budgets are spent on legitimate defense but much of it is spent on political chicanery, aggression and outright war in the quest for control over oil, land, resources and people.

It is a sad state of affairs that our money and human talent, are directed at our constant state of war and are not directed toward 
medical research, medical care, and agricultural research with a view to providing food, safety, lodging, clean water and the necessities of life for everyone, world-wide. 

We all have to speak up against war and aggression wherever we find it. 

God help us. Amen. 

Pray for all who suffer from cancer.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray that Solomon is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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