Please help to save Yvonne's arm
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Yvoone Foong, 31 year old Malaysian with Neurofibromatosis type 2, an incurable disorder that make tumors grow in all her life. She had 20 surgeries so far. Fundraising for surgery in Nov to remove tumors from both her arms safely and preserve her limbs. More

 

 

Hello!

My name is Yvonne Foong, I was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 2 when I was 16 years old with hearing and vision damaged. It causes tumors to grow anywhere in my brain, along with the spinal cords and peripheral nerves. So far I have had 20 different surgeries to safely remove the tumors whenever needed to preserve my life.

 

In November 2017, I need to under go surgery again to remove multiple large tumors called schwannoma from both my arms. They have made my fingers and hands increasingly numb. If they are not carefully removed, they can paralyze my arms.

 

I cannot become incapacitated, my mother will be helpless if I loose the ability to take care of myself. Last year, I had brain surgery at the US NIH, the surgery was done well. However, I was not taken cared of well in the ward. My vision became damaged as a result, I have had to adapt by getting help from people to do my work and in order to stay productive, while my mother started having to prepare my daily living needs despite her advanced age.  So I must go for surgery with doctors who can do better to save my arms before it is too late.

 

Some brief details about the surgery:

Where: St Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles.

By Who: Dr. Gregory P Lekovic, Neurosurgeon.

When: November 2017

 

For Malaysian supporter, you may contribute to my local bank account: 

Name:  Foong Ming Niang
Public Bank Berhad:  6887203135

 

or you may also watch the video below to understand my family background and why I must preserve my ability to live independently.

http://www.worksofgratitude.com/iv.html

 

Thank you

Yvonne Foong

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