29 September 2009

Meme : Save Yvonne's Sight

It has been over 7 months since my last post. Life was good, normal with up & downs, excitement after challenges, fun times with family and friends interrupted by occasional outbursts from unwelcome solicitors, and all that jazz called living on great days and survival on bad ones.

More about me later as this post is about Yvonne Foong, a stranger who is living and fighting with neurofibromatosis. I know of her courgeous story through Ruby Ahmad who tagged me through this meme ...

Yvonne has lost her hearing and now she faces losing her sight too. She is scheduled for an operation between 1 and 4 December 2009. But of course she has to raise the funds by herself. The cost of surgery is USD44,000 or RM154,770, and the cost of staying in hospital for two weeks is USD915 or RM3219.

She has raised about RM10,000 of this and is hoping to raise the rest by republishing her book I'm Not Sick; I'm Just a Bit Unwell in English and Chinese. The books are now available in Malaysian bookshops and from her web site store. She is also selling T-shirts at bazaars and via her web site store. You can read about her surgery and donate to her fund here.

Yvonne's Book Cover

You can also help by sending on this meme. If you do, please follow these meme rules:

1. Create a blog entry titled "Meme: Save Yvonne's Sight"

2. List three things you love to see. Add in the picture of Yvonne's book cover. The URL is http://www.yvonnefoong.com/images/banner/my-story.jpg

3. End with the line, "Yvonne Foong is in danger of losing her eyesight thanks to neurofibromatosis (NF). Please find out how you can help her by visiting her blog at http://www.yvonnefoong.com.

4. Tag 5 blog friends. Be sure to copy the rules, OK?

5. If you have a Facebook account, please check out Ellen's new invention, a "feme" pronounced FEEM, a meme designed for Facebook here. And if you want to blog about NF, that would be great too!

Three things I love to see :
1. Family & friends
2. Breathtaking scenery
3. A crime-free society

Please feel free to post and pass on this meme to help highlight Yvonne's plight and save her sight.


ruby ahmad said...

Rita sweetheart thanks so much for this post. You have a golden heart. Love you. Hugs.

Rita Ho said...

Thank you, Ruby. You are the true philanthropist whose steps we try to follow. :)

Happy Sunday!