02 November 2006

A Gift Of Life (Part 4) - Reply From Chrissy


 Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 9:55 AM

Hi Jay,

Great to hear from you! How have you been? Met <wife> and your really chubby son early this year at <bro-in-law>'s place. You must be a proud father.

Well sad to say the email on the internet is not a hoax. I was indeed diagnosed with leukemia 2 months ago. But I'm doing really well now after 2 rounds of 'torturing' chemo!! Am due for another round and bone marrow transplant end of next month.

Don't have to worry about me, I've been very positive about this since day one. Even my doctor was amazed at my respond when he 1st broke the news to me. I'm all ready to fight it, I love life too much to give it up!! Golf, food, alcohol ( although can't have it anymore) men!! ;-)

Good to hear that your friend is recovering and in good spirit, cheers me up to hear people in the same condition doing well. Pls send my best regards to him.

Pls come by next sunday to the bone marrow donor drive if you happened to be in town. Otherwise I hope to see you sometime somewhere soon :-)

Your almost (should have!!) sister-in-law,


P/S How you like my new hairstyle? ;-)

The positivity in her response totally floored me. To be honest, I was caught off guard as I was half expecting a forced-to-be-brave-but-half-hearted "fine, I am doing ok, I guess." Instead, I was greeted with an email bursting with sunshine.
 She is a real trooper, I tell you. The courage in the face of adversity humbles everyone in the vicinity. Myself included.
I was glad to find out that she has a marrow match from her brother. While members of the immediately family have a higher chance of a match, it is not an absolute given. Even a match coming from family is itself a small miracle, according to Chuan.
The marrow transplant is scheduled to take place at the end of November and I have every confidence that we are going to win this.
p.s. Again, I am asking everyone to go for the donor drive or at the very least plug this to spread the word around. The more the merrier, they say. Drop me a note when you have done so. Thank you.
Chrissy has received a gift of miracle and this donor drive is her way of saying thanks and forwarding the miracle to the next patient.
- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 10:18 am
Amazed by her positivism.
Had forwarded the email to my friends as well. will link this post soon.

2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 11:45 am ::
Spinnee: Thanks for chipping in. What I like about her attitude is rather then just sit there and wait patiently for someone to bail you out, why not just get up and do something about it? In the event if there is nothing you can do in the mean time, it is also great that you are getting up and do something else in the interim.

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