Monday, September 14, 2009

Meme: Save Yvonne’s Eyesight

A number of conscientious bloggers have come forward to help Yvonne Foong .

One prominent blogger Dr Hsu wrote:

"Yvonne suffers from a genetic condition known as Neurofibromatosis, whereby tumours grow from nerve tissues, and besides producing disfigurement with multiple tumours visible on the skin, it also causes symptoms due to compression and destruction of tissues around the tumour."

Yvonne is an exceptional person. She contributes comments in one of my favourite forums @

She has appeared in tv before.

She is great and always appears positive, despite her ailment.

I have great admiration for her.



“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


A true Malaysian said...


I am going to do what I can. Small or big doesn't matter.

This is all about sharing.

Justin Choo said...


The power of numbers. Small bits will add up to a big sum!

A true Malaysian said...


From the link provided by you, I found one great gentleman named Koon Yew Yin, who offers “Scholarships for the Needy”, I copy and paste over here,

Scholarships for the Needy

A kind Mr Koon Yew Yin is offering scholarships to those who are in need…
Posted on 07.23pm Aug 05, 2009

Scholarships on Offer USJ.COM.MY is pleased to help publicise scholarship offer from a kind Mr Koon Yew Yin from Ipoh. Mr Koon’s offer write up is self explanatory and need no further explanation:

Scholarships for the needy

I wish to offer scholarships to 50 poor students for the next academic year to study finance and accountancy in University TAR, Kampar, Perak on the following conditions:-

1. Each student’s family income should not be more than Rm 2,000 per month.

2. Students will be selected more on the basis of their financial need and not merely on their academic achievement.

3. Each scholarship is worth Rm 20,000 which should be enough for each student to cover the cost for the first year foundation course and the first semester of the degree course in finance and accountancy until he or she secures the PTPTN loan. This Government loan is given to all students irrespective of race and financial position who are doing a recognised degree course.

4. Students who receive my financial aid do not require to pay back the money or work for me after they graduate. But I want them to promise me that they will help other poor students when they have graduated and are financially solvent.

U TAR takes in students in January and June every year. Students who are currently doing SPM can submit their applications to U TAR this October with their forecast results to start in January 2010.

Needy students who are currently doing SPM or have passed the SPM can submit their applications to me:

Koon Yew Yin,
27, Lengkok Harimau,
31400, Ipoh, Perak

From here, I further google him, and I found this article “The great Malaysian brain drain – Koon Yew Yin” in The Malaysian Insider–koon-yew-yin-

It is a shame for me not to find this kind gentleman earlier, but I hope is not too late either.

dr hsu said...

thanksJustin for highlightng this in your blogs.

There is hope for humanity! with people like you and ATM around.....


monsterball said...

There is no hope for Gerakan...with one banning me from his blog...using nonsensical reasons.
But for the post..thee is much to admire anyone trying to help the sick and needy.
It shows...Malaysians are compassionate and understanding...if they chooses to do so.
Unfortunately...BN politicians have two faces and two hearts.


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