Seven-year-old Collin Wong sang “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban at his father’s funeral, who passed away after a five-year battle with colon cancer. Air Force Major Dom Wong was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, shortly after the birth of his second child. Although he celebrated no evidence of disease a year later, the cancer returned and spread, and he passed away in 2019. Collin, who has become known for his singing, and his sister, Juliana, who has taken up dance, are supported by Angels of America’s Fallen. Their mother, Lynn Wong, says her late husband’s bravery and legacy of love inspire the family.
As mentioned in a news article on a recent article on KOAA News, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served in the military. For Lynn Wong and her family, Memorial Day is especially poignant as they remember her late husband, Air Force Major Dom Wong, who lost his life to colon cancer after a 5-year-long battle.
In 2019, Wong’s seven-year-old son Collin bravely stood next to his father’s casket, singing “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. The tribute was a beautiful reminder of Dom’s legacy of love and bravery, which he imparted to his family until his last breath.
As mentioned in a news article on Lynn, Dom was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, shortly after their second child Juliana was born. Despite undergoing treatment and celebrating “no evidence of disease” a year later, the cancer returned and spread to the lining of his abdomen. Dom passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2016, leaving behind his wife and two young children.
Despite the tragedy, the Wong family has found ways to thrive and honor Dom’s memory. Collin has become a talented singer, thanks in part to the opportunities provided by Angels of America’s Fallen. The organization has given him many chances to perform, including singing the national anthem at various events. Juliana, on the other hand, has found her passion in dance.
Lynn says that her family’s ability to persevere is due to Dom’s bravery and love. “He spent the last almost 5 years of his life, living, thriving, fighting, and fighting for his own life fully aware that he wasn’t going to make it, and I just think that that’s bravery,” she said.
As we remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country this Memorial Day, let us also honor the families who have lost loved ones. Organizations like Angels of America’s Fallen provide vital support to children of the fallen, helping them find their passions and pursue their dreams. We can all do our part to support these families and ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten.