Saturday, 12 September 2009

Meme: Save Yvonne's Sight

What if you or any of your loved ones is afflicted with neurofibromatosis type II and his/her sight has been severely affected? Would you have written a book about the condition to help raise funds for the very expensive surgery. Well, someone has done just that, not for another but for herself.

Yvonne Foong, 22, has neurofibromatosis type II, which has severely affected her sight and hearing due to tumours in the brain and spine. She is scheduled for an operation between 1 and 4 December 2009. The cost of surgery is USD44,000 or RM154,770, and the cost of staying in hospital for two weeks is USD915 or RM3219.

She has raised about RM10,000 of this and is hoping to raise the rest by republishing her book I'm Not Sick; I'm Just a Bit Unwell in English and Chinese. The books are now available in Malaysian bookshops and from her web site store. She is also selling T-shirts at bazaars and via her web site store. You can read about her surgery and donate to her fund here.

You can also help by sending on this meme. If you do, please follow these meme rules:
1. Create a blog entry titled "Meme: Save Yvonne's Sight"
2. List three things you love to see. Add in the picture of Yvonne's book cover. The URL is
3. End with the line, "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
4. Tag 5 blog friends. Be sure to copy the rules, OK?
5. If you have a Facebook account, please check out Ellen's new invention, a "feme" pronounced FEEM, a meme designed for Facebook here. And if you want to blog about NF, that would be great too!
Three things I love to see :
1. A perfect omelette
2. A green light at the intersection
3. A toddler staring at me
Kak Teh has tagged me for the Save Yvonne's Sight Meme.

Bloggers I'm tagging are:

Ayub Jamil of Delights of Remembrance
Dr Sam of An Archive of Time
Pak Zawi of LAISI
Saya of I, Blog (currently)
Uncle Lee of A Moonlight Rendezvous

"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"

In fact if anyone else out there would like to meme or feme this - please feel free.


Kak Teh said...

Thank you Zendra. Two years ago, a few of us bloggers and online friends tried to help adk syazwan whose family all suffered from eye cancer. He was supposed to go tu US for operation, but was to expensive. Then he was supposed to come to London, i wassd all ready waiting for him - money was raised by melayu di perantauan - - a site i am active in. Sadly, the growth was too big and operation couldnt be done - he was only abt 4, if I remember correctly. And now Yvonne - she is one resilient lady and let's pray that she gets the support she needs.

Thank you!

Pak Zawi said...

Please excuse me this once. I am too busy painting and I have two posts overdue to write for LAISI. Tag me another time OK?

Zendra said...

Kak Teh, the least I can do ;)

No problemo Pak Zawi.
Bizzy, bizzy,
making money


Uncle Lee said...

Hello Zendra, have noted plight of mentioned lady.
Will see what I can do. Appreciate your info.
Zendra, thank you for your kind invitation and gesture re doing a tag.
I regret I have to decline as I do not do tags.
Once again, terima kaseh Zendra.
You have a pleasant week, Lee.

DrSam said...

salam madam,

Heard your calling. Will do my small part soon.

Zendra said...

Uncle Lee, you're da man,
No tags, I understand!

Dr Sam, a little goes a long way!


Pak Zawi said...

It is not about making money, it is fullfilling an obligation after this customer have paid cash for 10 paintings upfront! Yeah, the money is already in the bank hahahaha. Anyway I will do the tag te minute I find some breathing space as I am almost done on his orders. The other orders will be done at a more leisurely pace.
Please visit Pak Zawi's Paintings, a new blog dedicated for my paintings. Did a gossip about you in the first post hahahaha.

Zendra said...

Pak Zawi, I jadi heroine in your debut entry! Ni kena dapat sikit royalty haha