I updated my will today and wrote a fresh will for my mother. My will was first written in 2007. It was been almost 10 years. A lot has changed. My father is no longer around. My assets grew. Number of love ones grew too. In my will, I name my mother as the main beneficiary for most of my assets in the event she does not survive me they are to be given to my cousin sister who is living with schizophrenia for her care. Her parents can manage for her as she is mentally unsound. My heart goes out to my cousin. When someone in my society falls into insanity, they are would be isolated and forgotten. I hope more love can go to her.
I am optimistic that I will live for many decades more but life is unpredictable. I am learning history to protect my love ones by writing my will ahead of time. There is one lesson I learned from my family experience people can change. My aunty Ivy believed that her siblings and their families loved and cared for each other. She was proven wrong in the last days of her life. People can change. This is human nature. So better be safe than sorry.

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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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