Welcome to Resilient Rina's Fundraising Page

Welcome to Team Resilient Rina's Fundraising Page
Dec 22, 2015

Team Resilient Rina


We are training with Team in Training (TNT) for our second TNT event, this time in HAWAII! The popular Lavaman Olympic Distance Triathlin on April 10, 2016!

Lavaman Triathlon

April 10, 2016

.9mi swim ~ 25mi bike ~ 6.2mi run

We continue to reclaim our lives and show cancer that it doesn't have our family!

On May 10, 2013, Rina's pediatrician called us back after an appointment and uttered through her own tears that "Your daughter has Leukemia..." These words will forever echo our hearts. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Philadelphia Chromosome (ALL Ph+), a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. Due to the high risk nature of the disease, the option of a bone marrow transplant was immediately explored. On, Sept 17, 2013, Rina underwent a bone marrow transplant after discovering that her only sibling, 3-yr old Patrick beat the 1 in 4 chance of being her perfect marrow match!  Rina has been gifted with a second chance in life and is over two years in remission post-transplant, thanks to the care provided by her medical team, the work, advocacy, and research supported by LLS, and especially her brave and little brother “Powerful Patrick”.

We battled as a family and we each have the scars to prove it. Rina's comfort and survival came first during treatment and we did not look after ourselves. Worry, stress, sleeplessness, poor diet, anxiety, panic attacks, high blood pressure, depression, post trauma stress, and weight gain overwhelmed us during Rina's treatment.  

As part of our healing journey our way of reclaiming our lives back to "healthy” again, Keith and I decided to train for SD International Triathlon June 2014… and we would train TOGETHER. SDIT was the most challenging, emotional, and exciting ride! We enjoyed training alongside some amazing people many of whom are lifelong friends, training with the best coaches, all while having FUN and fundraising for a CURE!  We continue on our journey to overall health by training for the Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon in Hawaii with TNT, April 10, 2016! This will be our second triathlon together, while Rina and Patrick cheer us on as our team's honored heroes. 

75% of all donations to LLS go directly to research and provide treatment access to patients and families.

We appreciate your support of our efforts with Team In Training.  Together we will help LLS in their mission to “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and families.”


For a cure,

Team Resilient Rina

Keith, Marianne, Rina, and Patrick Sy


For more on our story, please visit: 

video - https://youtu.be/W5nnNHEbEp4

video - https://vimeo.com/81140381

slideshow - https://youtu.be/E6-IzIoBssY

Resilient Rina facebook group page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/resilientrina/

blog - https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rinasy



Supporter Comments

    "Go Keith! Go Marianne! Go Rina! Go Patrick! You can do it and succeed. So proud of you. Love, from Mama Tess"

    Teresita Sy

    Sun Jan 03 01:26:37 EST 2016

    "It's so great to hear that Rina is thriving and that the Sy family is bouncing back. We wish you the best of luck with the triathlon. Way to go guys!!!"

    Maurizio Bottalico

    Tue Jan 05 01:06:08 EST 2016

    "Proceeds opportunity drawing jail n bail"

    Marianne Sy

    Sat Jan 16 02:01:55 EST 2016

    "God bless you all and take care and enjoy your trip to Hawaii!"

    Pat and Julie Guevarra

    Mon Mar 07 05:13:40 EST 2016

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $5,600.00
138 %
Donations: $7,741.50

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Thanks To

AMN Healthcare $500.00
Swap meet proceeds $350.00
Sai Batchelder $250.00
Margie and Gordon Wiens $250.00
Marianne Sy $163.00
Chip Fox $125.00
Pat and Julie Guevarra $100.00
Eduardo Sy $100.00
Carmen & Edilberto Tolent... $100.00
Teresita Sy $100.00
Trish Guevarra $100.00
Amy-Lily Caliva $100.00
Douglas Alfar $100.00
Roelof & Rosalie $50.00
May Gregorio $50.00
Joseph & Susan Redublo $50.00
Zack & Natalie Norberg $50.00
Meg Bouher $50.00
Pat & Julie Guevarra $50.00
Kevin Sheedy $50.00
Judy French $25.00
Mr. & Mrs. Socrates Inono... $25.00
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