Last Saturday, Jian and I attended the monthly literary event called Readings at Seksan Gallery in Lucky Garden, Bangsar, where I spoke about my journey from the point of authoring my book, raising funds for my medical treatments, providing assistance to those who came to me for help, succeeding in maintaining my quality of life, to establishing a charity foundation. Many of these literary enthusiasts have seen me grow from a new writer to the adult I am today, so I spoke with a sense of kinship before them. I know that Readings’ organizer, Sharon Bakar, is proud to see the woman I have grown into, and I will always remember her as one of the first people who believed in my potentials so many years ago. My supporters’ belief in me gives me confidence to speak before crowds, to pursue something larger than myself, to establish a charitable foundation.
Attendees of Readings that day pooled together a pledge worth RM330.00. Some took home my sample pledge letters and expressed their desire to help gather more pledges from people beyond Readings.
If you are also interested to help gather pledges and would like me to introduce the foundation in person at your events, do drop me an e-mail at yvonnefmn(at)gmail(dot)com