Martin Lintag succumbed to leukemia on April 21, 2109, three month short of his 31st birthday.
After long battle with leukemia, Martin Lintag passes away April 21
By Ted Alcuitas
Less than two years after he was diagnosed with leukemia, Martin Lintag passed away last Sunday, April 21 at 11:30 PM.
This is the Facebook post by cousin, Annabelle Lacorta Basco:
“It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of my beloved cousin, Martin Lintag, at 11:30pm on Sunday, April 21 after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving parents, Bong and Linda, his loving Auntie Fely and Tito Ed , and his loving friend Jess Johnson.
My Uncle Bong and Auntie Linda have asked me to pass on their heartfelt thanks to family and friends for their prayers, their words of encouragement, their expressions of love and their support during Martin’s battle with leukemia.”
We will announce wake details as soon as we receive them.
Rest in peace, Martin. The Fil-Canadian and the Vancouver community pitched in to find the bone marrow match for Martin. It took sometime. There is an urgent need to build a blood reserve to help the likes of Martin Lintag. You are now with the angels in God’s warm embrace. Dying is just the beginning.
” The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. ”
The 30-year-old accountant was diagnosed with mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia) a few days after his 30th birthday in July 2018.
According to his Facebook post before his death, he had been “super active prior to my diagnosis – playing dodgeball as part of the Vancouver Dodgeball League, ultimate Frisbee as part of the Vancouver Ultimate League, beach and indoor volleyball as part of Urban Rec and Volleyball BC, and coaching and bowling in 10-pin leagues for years – so it all came as a surprise”.
Almost 600 people stepped up in February this year in a stem cell donour drive to help saved his life, The Richmond News reported at the time.
A GoFund Me drive raised just over $70,000 in its $100,000 goal with over a thousand people donating in 9 months.