In mourning of Dr. John Cheng and in memory of his heroic action of protecting his church fellow, ANACP wrote to Dr. Cheng's family, voiced our deep condolence and support.
Dear family of Dr. John Cheng,
It is with great sadness that we, the physicians of the Alliance of North American Chinese Physicians (ANACP), write you this letter to mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague and a courageous hero, Dr. John Cheng. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss and sadness.
We were shocked by the senseless act of violence by the perpetrator. Dr. Cheng’s heroic act saved many people’s lives. He gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect others. We admire his courage.
All of us, even those who did not know Dr. Cheng in person, were shocked by the sad news and moved to tears by his act of heroism. As physicians, it is part of our identity to save people’s lives and to sacrifice our time and energy for the wellbeing of our patients. Dr. Cheng’s actions are the ultimate example of what a healer and a hero would do in a moment of crisis. He inspires all of us.
Dr. Cheng’s courage is a beacon to this world. His heroism gave us hope for love and for bravery in the face of evil. He will be remembered by all of us and by many more across the country.
We understand that no words in the world can comfort the loss and sadness that you are going through right now. Many of our members have donated to the fund in Dr. Cheng’s memory. Please accept our most sincere condolences. May God and time bring peace and comfort to your hearts.
With great respect,
Alliance of North American Chinese Physicians (ANACP)
Alliance of North American Chinese Physician (ANACP)