In April of 2011, my incredible mother, Shirley Fong-Torres, was diagnosed with aggressive acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Despite an intense and fierce fight, extensive treatment and a vast army of well wishers, she passed away just a short time later in June. It was nothing short of heartbreaking to lose her and I miss her every day.
Shirley touched lives through her cooking classes, travel writing, tours of Chinatown and was a friend to many. She is remembered with an abundance of love.