Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yvonne Foong

Today I read in the Star about a senior of mine from high school, Yvonne Foong. 

Yes, I'm sure most of you have heard of her at least once, as she has been featured in newspapers, etc., and has even produced a book 'I'm Not Sick, Just A Little Unwell'. I'm ashamed to say that even though we come from the same area and attended the same school, I know almost nothing about her save the fact that she is very courageously battling Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NFII).

Well, I still know close to nothing, but I do know this: She needs help.

In case you don't know what NFII is, it is a condition in which benign tumours grow inside one's body. In the past, she has lost her hearing; now she is in danger of losing her life.

She now needs to raise funds by Friday in order to pay for a brain shunt that will save her life, as her brain fluid is now bwing produced at such a rapid pace as to be potentially fatal, if there is no intervention. Read more about it here

She needs, according to the Star, a whopping RM 23,000 by next Tuesday for her surgery in the United States. If you can, please do your bit for a courageous 24-year-old woman who has faced more hardships than most of us could bear.

How to donate
Bank name: Maybank
A/C no: 512222060663
A/C name: Foong Ming Niang 

For more details, you can contact her mother at this number: 016-356 8579.

She has managed to receive the funds needed, plus some 10k extra for emergencies. Well done, Malaysia! I have renewed faith in your ability to care for others. <3