A Special Project for Ying

Self received this message from her brother several weeks ago, but such was the excitement of Dearest Mum’s presence that she hadn’t had a chance to read it carefully until today.  If any dear blog readers are interested or wish to contact him, the information is included in the body of this message.

Dear blog readers all know that Ying, the dearest sister of my heart, passed away two years ago of leukemia.  Dear Bro has chosen to honor her memory in this small but meaningful way.  Here is his message:

In memory of Ying, and together with Carewell, I am starting a small project in the San Juan de Dios Hospital.  This project involves setting up a Wellness Lounge in the hospital’s Oncology Department.

The lounge would be an extension of Carewell, providing a venue for various support activities.  It will be a place for prayer meetings, art workshops, music appreciation, etc.  We plan to put a TV, VHS, and CD/DVD players, a computer with internet connection, a library of pertinent books, magazines, and videos, etc.  These will be made free for the cancer patients, their caregiver, and even the hospital staff, like nurses.

I saw Ying cope with painful chemotherapy and radiation treatments better, when she had wellness activities to look forward to.  Art workshops, music appreciation and meditation brought a sense of wellbeing, which had very positive effects on her emotions and spirit.  And, as Ying’s caregiver, these activities and a library allowed me to recharge and learn new things, ultimately helping me help her better.  I believe we need a balanced approach in medicating the body, by nurturing mind and spirit as well.

I would appreciate your help by donating to this project.  If you would like to donate, please make your cheques payable to the Carewell Community Foundation, Inc.  Any amount will be appreciated, and I will be more than happy to pick up the donations at your convenience.  You can contact me at


or 0917 893 5275 (cell)

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