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Our Campaign Storyends 11 Apr 2023, 11:59 PM
Come 31 Jan 2023, I will embark on another wheelchair world record breaking attempt to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in 7 days, with the hope to also raise $77,700 for the NUHS FUND.
In 2018, i decided it will be my last ultramarathon to raise funds for those in need (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health
/one-last-ultramarathon-for-paraplegic-fundraiser). Covid-19 opens my eyes to many needs in the community. This is my comeback race.
14 years ago, on 19th December 2007, I became the fastest person in the world to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in a wheelchair in 26 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes and 52 seconds.
The WOW moment of being a world record holder was taken away when In April 2009, I bled during the Paris Marathon and was diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia with only 9 to 12 months left to live.
At NUH, I fought for my life. The dedication and care by Professor Koh Liang Piu, Dr Benjamin Mow and their Teams sustained me during the six months of chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant. I am attaining my 13th years in remission and I am very grateful.
I wish that my second chance at life does not go to waste. I will be 66 years old and will be a 13th year Stage 4 leukemia survivor when I come to the START line of the 7 Continents Marathon Challenge. Though I am afraid, I will overcome all odds and give my best to support this very worthy cause.
About The Charity
NUHS Fund Limited (NUHS Fund) is a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) and a registered charity with IPC status. The charity was set up by NUHS to promote medical research and development as well as provide health related services for the benefit of the Singapore Community. A key priority is to support the patients assessed to be in financial need to help them with their recovery journeys.
NUHS Fund relies on the support of benefactors and donors, and every dollar donated goes in its entirety to support the beneficiaries in their recovery journeys. (Website Link: https://www.nuhs.edu.sg/Make-a-Gift/About-NUHS-Fund/Pages/default.aspx)
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