Our Campaign Story

ends 04 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM

Grief is love with no place to go. Instead of bottling up all that love, I decided to gift what would be Ah Gong's 82nd birthday and hope that it will make a difference to the lives of the beneficiaries.

We were blessed to receive the unconditional care and support from the HCA team when Ah Gong was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2018. The professional medical team made regular house visits to check on Ah Gong and very patiently guided us along the way. They made it possible for him to spend his journey with the family from the comfort of our home.

With great care from the team, we were lucky to spend ten precious months with Ah Gong. It was difficult accepting the prognosis at first, I had insisted on consulting surgeons after surgeons, exploring the possibility of putting my 80 year-old Ah Gong through surgery and trying out immunotherapy.

It was only after exhausting every possible treatment that we realized we had to make the days count and not count the days. I am always thankful that we made good of the time and had photoshoots, went on overseas trips and celebrated his 80th birthday before he left us. Ah Gong's last words were that he's at peace and doesn't want anything else, just to see all of us one last time. It taught us that it's not the quantity but quality of life that matters.

During this difficult period, when donations have been declining, I hope that we can all contribute to help others live and leave well.

About Campaign

Each birthday is a milestone, some more important. With the new normal restrictions on gatherings, having an actual birthday party or celebration may be challenging.

How about dedicating your birthday celebration as something special and meaningful?

Do consider participating in our #DonateYourBirthdaytoHCA program and make a difference!

These are three simple steps that allow you to participate:
1. Create your own personalised campaign page (by clicking on the
"Fundraise Now" button on the right column above) and select an
amount to start your very own fundraising page.
2. Share your fundraising page on your social networks, encouraging
your friends to donate in lieu of gifts.
3. Make a donation in your own name, honouring your special day.

Alternatively, be our voice and help us spread the word to your family and friends - share the link to this page with them! Your kind gesture is greatly appreciated and will help us continue our care for the 3,100 patients that we serve annually.

Thank you for making a difference in our beneficiaries' lives on your special day!

About The Charity

HCA Hospice Care (HCA) is Singapore's largest home hospice provider and has been a registered charity since 1989. The organisation provides comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, nationality and financial status.

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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