I have recently come across the plight of Yvonne Foong, a 23 year old girl who suffers from Neurofibromatosis Type 2. She is the author of the book "I'm Not Sick, Just A Bit Unwell". I know about her because the company in which I'm working with acts as her trustee. So I can verify that this is absolutely real and not a scam of any sort.
Neurofibromatosis Type 2 is genetic disorder that makes tumors grow in the brain, spine, and along peripheral nerves.
She has become deaf in both ears. She has an Auditory Brainstem Implant that helps her to perceive sounds, but it is limited and may take many years to train. Imagine how heartbreaking it must be to not be able to enjoy wonderful music the way we do. Yet, we take such enjoyment for granted most of the time. She was also born with an under-developed left eye. So vision in her right eye is very important. It must be preserved.
She needs funds to undergo a Gamma Knife Radiosurgery on 28 February 2009, which will kill an optic nerve tumor and save her remaining right eye. The amount required for the operation is Ringgit Malaysia 94,000.00. As of today, she has only managed to raise RM37,346.62. The surgery will be done at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. She has gone through many surgeries since 2002 and have very limited physical abilities such as profound deafness, underdeveloped left optic nerve, low right visual acuity, poor balance and semi facial paralysis.and is trying to gather funds for her operation. She needs to raise in order to save her remaining right eye.
I am posting this today because tomorrow is Valentine's Day. A day of love. As such, I would like to gather funds from the DBSK fandom worldwide and donate it to her in the name of DBSK and in the name of the fans.
You may transfer your donations to the DBSKer Archive paypal account dbsker(at)gmail(dot)com by the 20th of February 2009. I will transfer all funds to her paypal account on the 21st February 2009 and send her an email. If you're afraid I will run away with your funds instead of donating, you can donate to her directly at her website by clicking the links below. Every cent counts, and your contribution does make a difference in saving her left eye.
Visit her site http://www.yvonnefoong.com/donate/ or www.yvonnefoong.com
OR Click the link below to visit her site. This link GENERATES INCOME and will be used for the purpose of donation. Therefore, if you're merely a student with no income to contribute, clicking the link multiple times and waiting for the website to load will contribute in some way to the fund. Remember that the DEADLINE IS 20th February as she needs the funds by the end of this month.
CLICK HERE TO YVONNE FOONG'S WEBSITE (income generating link)
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Besides this, she is also selling her book and t-shirts to raise the money. So if you're interested in buying these shirts/book for a charity purpose, you can visit this link : http://www.yvonnefoong.com/online-store/
If any of you have a better suggestion or avenue to contribute, please share it with
LIST OF DONORS (updated 15th February 2009)
Many thanks for your generosity!!
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