June 22, 2018 | Awards & Recognition, Upclose
The LVAD is a life-saver to many patients with heart failure. However, patients have to learn to cope with living with an LVAD, and this is where the LVAD support group steps in, providing pre- and post-surgery education as well as emotional support.
June 11, 2018 | Awards & Recognition, Upclose
Parkinson’s disease has not stopped 62-year-old Michael Tan from leading a fulfilling life. He has been appointed as the PD ambassador for Singapore by the World Parkinson Coalition.
June 06, 2018 | Upclose, Awards & Recognition
Mr Teo Peng Ho has been taking care of his friend Mr Ong Chin Tat, who suffers from kidney failure and diabetes, for the past 10 years. He considers Mr Ong as a family member and accompanies him for dialysis and medical appointments. Many people have questioned, why would he go to such lengths for a friend?
May 22, 2018 | Awards & Recognition, Upclose
For the past 11 years, Mdm Chee had been taking care of her mother, never spending a day apart, till her mother passed away last year at the ripe old age of 101. Despite the many sacrifices she made for her mother, she is simply thankful for being able to take care of her mother and for all the good memories created with her.
May 18, 2018 | Upclose, Awards & Recognition
Back in 2015, there was a horrific explosion at the Colour Play Asia Festival in Taipei, and Ms Megan Loy suffered third to fourth degree burns over 80 percent of her body. The road to recovery was long and painful. Nevertheless, she did not let her injuries define her, and is now a medical student in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
March 28, 2018 | Upclose, Research, Giving & Philanthropy, Publication
When Melvin Lee’s wife died at the age of 36, he made a donation to support research into rare and genetic cancers to help others facing similar diseases. But he wanted to do more to honour his wife’s memory and keep alive her kind and giving spirit.