Introducing ACOL at Readings, Seksan Gallery

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

Categories: Works of Gratitude

Yvonne Foong

As a child, Yvonne Foong dreamed of growing up to help others. To achieve her ambition, she began studying to become a psychologist. But things changed when tumours were discovered in her body at the age of sixteen. She was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 2 -- a genetic illness with no cure. Fighting for survival, Yvonne turned to fundraising and embarked on a medical odyssey to the United States. Her experiences since then have transformed her into a motivational speaker; inspiring hope, faith and strength. Yvonne is currently working to establish a humanitarian foundation that provides NF patients in Malaysia with financial and logistical support. Visit Works of Gratitude to learn more.

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