NJ man living final days in Hawaii amid leukemia battle

What would you do if doctors told you they had done everything they could to try to save your life and that you only had weeks left to live?

One Ridgewood man has been confronted with that reality, but his friends, family and community have stepped up in an incredible way to grant him his dying wish - to live out his final days, with his family, in Hawaii. 

Ed Schwartz has been battling leukemia for nearly two years.

A friend of his set up a Go Fund Me site to raise money to grant him his dying wish, to return to Hawaii, where he has vacationed before, with his wife and son.

Hundreds of friends, family, even strangers, raised nearly $40,000 in eight days for him to be able to make the trip with the necessary medical equipment and care.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."