2 mai, 1983 - 2 novembre, 2017
Forever in Our Hearts
Thank you dear family, friends, and visitors for visiting this site.
Julie Wei was our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, colleague, and friend. She was a graduate of Lowell High ('01), UCLA ('05), and UC Davis School of Law - King Hall ('08). Among other things, she was a San Francisco native, a UCLA Chi Alpha Delta sister, and a respected real estate attorney at McGuireWoods LLP in Century City, where she enjoyed spearheading the firm’s fundraising efforts for the Food from the Bar campaigns and utilized her talents for pro bono work. She loved dogs, documentaries, international travel, fine whiskeys, the Giants, hiking, and scuba diving. She was a fashionista, a foodie, and most of all, a fiercely devoted and loyal friend.
In early 2015, Julie was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a relatively rare but aggressive oral cancer. She underwent surgeries to remove the tumor in her salivary gland. Unfortunately, in 2016, she learned that the cancer had returned and had spread to her liver. Under the care of her oncology team, Julie underwent additional surgeries, chemotherapy, and other treatments to combat the disease, while continuing to work and travel the world. Beginning in September 2017, Julie devoted the time she had remaining to focusing on her health, family and friends.
Those of us who were lucky enough to know her know that Julie was kind, determined and scrappy, with a wicked sense of humor. Julie didn’t shy away from speaking her mind (or from anything for that matter). Those of us that witnessed first-hand her journey through cancer have been awed by the strength and resilience she exhibited throughout and undoubtedly thought at some point that only Julie could and would have fought with such poise, grace and dignity. Even in some of her toughest moments, Julie strapped on her fiercest pair of boots, and she found a way to laugh.
On November 2, 2017, Julie passed at home with her family by her side. She is survived by her mother, father, and brothers Eric and Gary.
If you'd like to share your memories with Julie, we invite you to do so on this site. For those who would like to learn more about ACC, please check out this New York Times article featuring another courageous young woman battling the disease: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/sports/chemotherapy-then-the-us-championshipsfor-gabriele-grunewald.html. If you would like to make a donation in Julie's memory, we thank you for honoring her with donations to Planned Parenthood and/or SPCA, two organizations that support causes Julie cared deeply about.
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