Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Oct 2019, 11:59 PM

In a few days time, I am turning 44 years old. And I am thankful. I don't take birthdays as given because life can be unpredictable. Even as I am writing this, my heart is heavy as a 21 year old patient of mine is dying at home.

As a paediatric palliative care nurse in Star PALS, HCA Hospice Care, I provide care for children with life-limiting conditions. During the course of my work, I have seen how children and their families choose hope and faith in a dire state. They inspire me to live my life fully. To add life to my days.

On 26 October 2019, I'm going to attempt my first Ironman (IM) Triathlon. An full Ironman race consists of a 3.8km swim, followed by 180 km bicycle ride and complete with a 42km marathon, all within the same day of a cut off time of 17 hours. This is the most challenging race for me thus far, almost impossible... But I will try. because nothing is IM-possible as long as we give our best.

Though it is tough finding time and energy to train after work, I am determined to commit because I have seen how the children fight on despite having a terminal condition and how they choose to follow their dreams even when their days are limited.

I hope to use this race to raise funds for HCA Hospice care. Because I believe that each one of us matters until the moment we die.

I humbly ask for your support in my cause as a motivation to me in this journey. Thank you.

About The Charity

We understand the medical and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and their families. By managing our patients pain and other symptoms with specialised care and support, we enable them to spend their last days at home, in comfort and dignity, with their families and loved ones.

Additionally, we care for the caregivers by providing them with psychosocial support, practical training, and advice at all hours with our 24/7 hotline.

As all our services including home hospice service for adults are provided free-of-charge to all patients under our care, we rely on donations to support what we believe is a basic right: to die with dignity.

With your contribution and commitment to helping us, we are confident of achieving our goal to adding life to the days of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Elderly
Health
Social Service