Brian Hong

First post: Jan 1, 2017 Latest post: Jan 23, 2017
No one walks away from a "Honger encounter" without a laugh and a smile. He had a self-deprecating nature that put everyone around him instantly at ease. In an all too serious world we all need a little "Honger" in our lives. For many, he is that and so much more. 

On Christmas Day 2016, Brian complained of radiating numbness in his arms and legs. He had difficulty walking so Enya (his wife) decided to take him to the emergency room at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital. The numbness turned into paralysis and Brian was transferred to the ICU where he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome ( - an autoimmune disease that attack's the body's peripheral nervous system. The medical professionals on his care team have all expressed that this is one of the most severe cases they've seen. Most likely, it will get worse before it gets better. Brian has since been transferred to the ICU at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA where he will remain until he recovers.

When Brian pulls through, he will require months, maybe years of rehab. His family thanks you for your support and asks that you keep him in your thoughts

His friends ask that all donations be directed through the YouCaring platform found in the "Ways to Help" section of this website or sent directly to Enya's PayPal account ( These funds will go toward expenses not covered by his health insurance.

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with Brian’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register