Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

I was never prepared for half of what I went through. Despite these trying times, I hope to raise awareness about it! I was diagnosed with superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), both of which are chronic illnesses. SMAS is a rare condition that affects the small intestine causing a blockage of the duodenum. POTS is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system which controls functions such as heart rate and blood pressure. I am currently hospitalized as I have not been doing well. I was recently put on TPN as I was not able to tolerate my feeds through my NJ tube, but I am still fighting every single minute to get better :)

To have experienced what it feels like to be sick, I have decided to collaborate with Club rainbow and plan to raise $3000 by the end of 2022! As someone with chronic illnesses, I understand the struggles of living with it, as well as how it affects my family. I cannot imagine my life without them :) Furthermore, You guys have given me so much love and support and I want to give back to the community! :) With your help, we will be able to provide more services and further empower children with chronic illnesses and their families towards an enriching life!

Funds raised will be channelled Club Rainbow's online fundraising campaign (Double Your GIFT to children with chronic illnesses and their families DoubleYourGift), so that it is eligible for a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Toteboard.

About The Charity

Club Rainbow (Singapore) was set up in 1992 to provide a range of comprehensive support services for the families of children who suffer from major chronic and potentially life threatening illnesses. By working closely with KKH, NUH and SGH, Club Rainbow presently helps more than 1200 children and their families.

Children in Club Rainbow range from newborn babies to youths up to the age of 20. They require frequent visits to hospitals for treatment, complicated therapy and long-term medication. On the recommendation of their respective doctors, these children are referred to Club Rainbow for follow up support. With over 85% of children surviving into adulthood, Club Rainbow aims to develop them into empowered independent individuals, and active contributors of the society.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Health
Social Service