Dr. Min Oo (aka) Albert Chien passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the age of 76 after losing a battle against stage IV pancreatic cancer.
This unfortunate diagnosis, which came around Christmas time last year broke our hearts as Christmas was his most joyous season of the year, but it did not break his spirit and he embraced the diagnosis gracefully. He had nearly 5 months of great family time together after the diagnosis. Despite the pains and sufferings, he was joyful, hopeful, and peaceful as he was surrounded by loved ones till his final moment. Those who knew him well will agree that he is a simple, humble, and gentle person. We knew him as a most loving, caring, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He came to the States at the height of his career to be with his family though he enjoyed working as a pediatrician back home. Even after retirement, he successfully completed USMLE and ECFMG certification in the States within a year at the age of 59. He spent the rest of his remaining years as a loving caring husband, traveling with his family, visiting his children and grandchildren around the States, playing golf, reading the bible, and listening to gospel music. Though he was no longer practicing medicine, he was still attending online CME classes, reading medical journals, and enriching the lives around him. He never asked for more material things and was content with things he had and appreciated what he was blessed with. During the diagnosis and journey through chemotherapy, he enjoyed chatting with his friends and former mentees who frequently called him and expressed how appreciative they were of knowing him and for being a great example of a pediatrician. He was very appreciative of those calls and grateful to those who reached out to him and lifted his spirits.
He was blessed with multiple prayer sessions given by pastors around the world including pastors from his childhood churches, New York's Myanmar Church, and Sacramento Myanmar Church throughout his illness till his final moment. His final wish was to spread God's love furthermore and be a humble God's servant.
Based on his wishes, please do not to send gifts or flowers and instead send a donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in his memory. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html
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