“Saying Goodbye with Love” 2017 CACCC Essay Contest

「愛的道別」2017 年美華慈心關懷聯盟有獎徵文活動

The winners of the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC) first “Saying Goodbye with Love” Essay Contest is announced. The contest was held to honor the National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) and to increase community awareness of the importance of advance care planning and to provide meaningful ways to say goodbye with love to their family and loved ones with no regrets.

Essay contest judges were World Journal chief editorialist Shyh Yaw Chen; award-winner San Jose Mercury News reporter/author of The Cost of Dying series Lisa Krieger; Chinese award-winner authors and novelists Teresa Cheng and Lily Hsueh and CACCC founder/board chair Sandy Chen Stokes.

Congratulations to all the winners below. Click the essay titles in the table below to see the winning essay.

美華慈心關懷聯盟第一次「愛的道別」徵文活動經幾位知名中英文作家、學者和報社主筆多日來嚴格評審,比賽結果已於五月十五日公佈。共有首獎一名,特獎一位,優選兩位,佳作五名。此次徵文有五位評審:
  • Shyh Yaw Chen (陳世耀): 世界日報總主筆
  • Lisa Krieger:  聖荷西 Mercury News 記者及專欄作家
  • Teresa Cheng (雷叔雲) 知名旅美華文作家
  • Lily Hsueh(李黎):知名旅美華文作家
  • Sandy Chen Stokes (陳明慧): 美華慈心關懷聯盟創辦人及董事會會長
恭喜所有得獎人,希望借此次徵文活動,能鼓勵民眾討論生死問題,如何保有生命末期的尊嚴,重視並及早做好療護計劃,探討自己的生命的態度、準備好與親人道別的方式。
得獎名單如下,得獎作品可按作品名字聯接。
Prize Name City,State Essay Title Award
First Prize Dawn M. Gross, MD., Ph.D. San Francisco, CA As You Wish $300
First Runner Up Masako Koko Huang San Gabriel, CA Love, Honor and Tough Goodbyes $200
Second Runner Up Felicia Tan Alhambra, CA If We Knew What We Know Now $100
Second Runner Up Jeanne Wun San Jose, CA Do You Know How Much I Love You? $100
Honorable Mention Michael Bond Burbank, CA Please Let Me Go $50
Honorable Mention Brenda Chen, 陳愛華 Arcadia, CA 淡水餘暉在我心 $50
Honorable Mention Lusha Lee, 李靜誼 Walnut, CA 放手,陪媽媽走最後一程 $50
Honorable Mention Gloria Hsu Houston, TX 愛的道別 $50
Honorable Mention Nancy Cullifer Folsom, CA I First Met Them $50
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