Bringing Deepavali Cheer & Lights
Our usual NGO that provides palliative cares, sent a message to my wife on the plight of a patient. This poor Indian lady who is suffering from the last stages of breast cancer was hospitalised for 8 months and got discharged yesterday. She must be very distraught to see no cure and went home sadly to see her home without any food. It just added more misery and hunger for her to see her 2 children not being able to celebrate Deepavali with the simplest meal together.
Normally I would easily extort all my close friends for cash donations but that would take days and weeks! My wife was quick and sprang into immediate action and got my generous sister to donate money right away with money transfer by clicking a button! At night, we hurried to the nearest supermarket after getting a small food list from the cancer patient's young daughter.
The humble and hungry daughter just requested for less than
5 items that is vegetables, condensed milk, coffee, potatoes etc
but we got them over 30 items instead!
That includes rice, eggs, milo, instant noodles, sugar, salt,
ketchup & chilly sauces, various curry powders, santan powders,
bisquits, bread, jam, margarine, cabbage, brinjals, long beans,
flours for muruku, tosai, chapati and many others!
We drove in the downpour to the patient's home in the middle of the night
at Shah Alam's isolated vicinity. I comforted her not to feel
sad and worried anymore as we will bring food from time to time.
The patient could only cry and opened both hands out to thank the
Gods for bringing her the joy and hope to live on. I believe that
one's sickness could sometimes heal when they have very positive
feelings and hope in them. I have seen several Stage 4 cancer patients
who managed to recover eventually when doctors gave them no
longer than 3 months to live. You can always help to provide
palliative care to someone close who might be suffering
from terminal illness. I'm confident that our blogger friend
Yannie is doing a great job to help her close friend
during her difficult time dealing with Stage 4 cancer.
Anay & Letchumy would like to wish everyone a very