My name is Yvonne Foong, or Ming Niang – as FAB’s staff used to call me. I am a 30-year old Malaysian author with a genetic condition that makes tumours grow anywhere in my body throughout life. In order to continue living, I started a project to fund my own life saving surgeries at the tender age of 19, to pay for my much needed lifesaving surgeries halfway across the world, in the United States.
I used to dance ballet as a child for 7 formative years before my diagnosis. My family sent me initially so that I could develop a healthy self-esteem. We did not expect, however, that the experience would benefit me much more when my life became more challenging unexpectedly.
On 12th March 2017, I will be giving a talk at the Fonteyn Studio Theatre, to share in detail how ballet has enabled me to thrive above all odds in spite of my health challenges and familial struggles.
Date: 12th March 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Fonteyn Studio Theatre, FAB HQ
Federal Academy of Ballet
1-3, Jalan 14/22
46100 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 -7957 3413 (Shanti)
Seats are limited. Pls call Shanti to book your place before 10th March 2017.