After I came back from NIH in March 2016, some people who had known me from way way back seemed to have become mentally unhinged and questioned me on my usage of funds openly, implying that I was using funds meant for my foundation project for my own needs. I found it absurd for they should know me better than that, I intended to ignore but their actions could confuse people who do not know me personally. So here I am attaching a letter from Sin Chew Foundation to me. It can show you where funds for my own treatments came from.



In early 2012, I had a health scare and thought I needed emergency treatment. Some supporters informed Sin Chew Daily. Representatives from their foundation visited and wrote a glowing feature in their newspaper. They did not paint a pretty full picture of me. They simply showed what I have done with my life. That alone was enough to generate much public support from the Chinese literate community of peninsula Malaysia. But I later found out that I did not need immediate surgery so I used this fund for my continuous treatment gradually over the next three years, from mid-2013 to mid-2016.

I am very loved by people. If I ever need funds for myself all I have to do is ASK. So I don’t need to conspire and come up with a think foundation project to get money for myself.

I only need to be honest. Honestly ask and then people will help me with my personal financial needs.

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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