I just bought a small wheel chair from my use, bought it from a guy who lives in Ipoh. He imported them from overseas as these small wheel chair can not be purchased locally. He was very kind hearted, at first he couriered one wheelchair to my house in PJ, Old Town to let me try. When I thought it was too big to fit into my mother’s car, he brought over a smaller one to me the next time he visited KL. He did quote me any additional charges or show any concern that I might take advantage of his goodwill by damaging the wheelchair or not paying him after receiving.

I was surprised and touched because I did not know him prior, he was recommended by an acquaintance of mine. I decided to buy up the 2nd wheel chair which he brought to my house personally. It only weighs 5KG so my helpers will not break their backs carrying it back and forth.

While I am raising funds to remove tumors from my arms and preserve my arms, it seems that problems with my mobility are also progressing. I have another 4CM tumor at my lumbar spinal cord. It seems to be weakening my gait and when I changed positions, I have more trouble gaining control of my legs.

From my past experience, dealing with my spine tumors I know that once I got a good team of surgeons and hospital to deal with the spine tumors. My mobility can easily be preserved and even improved. I should deal with this after my arm surgery in December.

There is another reason, I decided to get myself a wheelchair. It is because of my damaged vision. Since I am deaf and have no balancedness in my brain, the damage vision makes moving and walking around nauseating for me. My helpers also feel stressed guiding me to walk and making sure I do not fall. It is better for everyone if I just on a wheel chair and let them push me.

I have faith that all these problems are impermanences, they are temporary until I get my treatments.

Please help me to raise the required funds for my surgeries. Fund raising is more challenging now than before so I need all the help that I can get. Email me at yvonnefmn(at)gmail(dot)com

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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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