Members of the Hardy Elementary School community and beyond are raising funds for a Wellesley mom and her two young children following the death last month of her husband, Phillip Wong, at the age of 45.
The crowdfunding campaign will support Yin Yu-Wong and her children Evelyn and Winston as they navigate their future without Phillip, who grew up in Hong Kong, studied industrial design, and worked as a letter carrier locally. The family was stretched financially to pay for Phillip’s medical needs during a 15-month battle vs. non-small cell lung cancer, and Yin has cut back on her work hours to be more available for her children.
According to the fundraising page, “Phillip will be remembered as a pure-hearted family man who was always willing to put others before himself. He was humble and quiet but also loved to laugh and tell jokes to get others to smile.”