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yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Hello there forumers,

I will be having surgery again on 3rd August 2010. This time, it is to implant a shunt in my brain. There are trapped fluid. The permanent shunt will continuously drain the fluid to my abdomen.

The trapped fluid is already causing me vision disturbance, transient nausea and pressure.

After doing what I can and still doing, there's another RM50,000 more to raise. Will you help me out again?

I will be going back to the same surgeons as they know my history very well since 2004.

I have to be in L.A. by 1st August and aim to raise enough funds by 27th August.

http://www.yvonnefoong.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/trappedventricle.jpg

The shiny object in the red circle is the Auditory Brainstem Implant, my hearing aid that this forum helped to raise funds for in 2006.

Those in the blue circle is the trapped fluid in the lateral ventricle.

fRaNkY
19-07-2010, 01:10 PM
Post your bank accounts/paypal info again and I see what I can do from my side.

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 01:12 PM
Oh dear, I mean I aimt to raise enough funds by 27th JULY.

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 01:13 PM
My bank account is:

Maybank current account

A/c name: FOONG MING NIANG
a/c number: 512222060663

My PayPal account is yvonnefmn@gmail.com

Wasabe!
19-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Yvonne, all our best wishes and we will definitely see you again in the next TT as soon as you are back safely. In the meantime, my friends and I will try our best to do our best to help you raise some funds. God Bless!

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Thank you Wasabe! That's a lot of best!

Wasabe!
19-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Hey Yvonne, have you got a ready portfolio about your health background, your achievements as a youth ambassador, your book and your endurance thru many ops in the US plus your award from Her World magazine etc, all in a soft copy? It would be good if you have if not put together a quick one and PM me and I will give you my email. There are some people I want to approach to seek financial help for you, thanks!

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 01:59 PM
It's all on my website. I will extract the info and put it into an word document now. PM you shortly.

USJ27Resident
19-07-2010, 02:19 PM
Hey Yvonne, have you got a ready portfolio about your health background, your achievements as a youth ambassador, your book and your endurance thru many ops in the US plus your award from Her World magazine etc, all in a soft copy? It would be good if you have if not put together a quick one and PM me and I will give you my email. There are some people I want to approach to seek financial help for you, thanks!


Can you send me the same details via pdf/doc file... to my email address.

I know some people that can help...

cheers n chin up!!

fRaNkY
19-07-2010, 03:34 PM
Hi yvonne,

Some contribution from me... :)

Status: Successful
Reference number: 1410277696
Transaction date: 19 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 15:47:45

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Thanks Franky.

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Hey al, I have prepared the document in PDF format. I've PMed Franky and USJ27Residemt for your e-mails.

Wasabe!
19-07-2010, 08:26 PM
Thank you Wasabe! That's a lot of best!Sent you my email add already... I will see what I can do and squeeze a few bucks out of my buddies... do you still have your books with you? How much are they going for? How do I pick them up from you? Can you autograph them?

UncleLau
19-07-2010, 08:29 PM
excuse me for hijacking. got a close relative was diagnose with the big 'c' in the lung years after was posted to Luxumberg Germany. Few weeks ago ,the cancer spread to his brain and he was sent to Belgium for some laser surgery.

Wonder what chance he got and how much it will cost if he were to be in Malaysia. if his Co. were to transfer him back?

I am so sad tonight .

Wasabe!
19-07-2010, 08:34 PM
excuse me for hijacking. got a close relative was diagnose with the big 'c' in the lung years after was posted to Luxumberg Germany. Few weeks ago ,the cancer spread to his brain and he was sent to Belgium for some laser surgery.

Wonder what chance he got and how much it will cost if he were to be in Malaysia. if his Co. were to terminate his contract?

I am so sad tonight .
Why don't you just go and start another thread. If you don't respect other forumers (by always interspersing in the middle of many other threads) at least have some respect for Yvonne here who started this thread for raising fund for her surgery which is coming up in slightly more than a week. Please show some respect and give some space to her? Thank you UNCLE! :mad:

UncleLau
19-07-2010, 08:45 PM
Sorry . Yvonne. God Bless You ! You will march out of the valley of shadow.

Sincerely . Me.

yvonnefoong
19-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Sent you my email add already... I will see what I can do and squeeze a few bucks out of my buddies... do you still have your books with you? How much are they going for? How do I pick them up from you? Can you autograph them?

Hello Wasabe. I still have my books and there is a Chinese translation too! They are going for RM20 a copy. I am living in PJ Old Town but visit our Subang Jaya house once every two days on the average. Once you know what you want to pick up, we can arrange a day to meet. I will be in Subang this Wednesday until 4 or 5pm.

Wasabe!
19-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Hello Wasabe. I still have my books and there is a Chinese translation too! They are going for RM20 a copy. I am living in PJ Old Town but visit our Subang Jaya house once every two days on the average. Once you know what you want to pick up, we can arrange a day to meet. I will be in Subang this Wednesday until 4 or 5pm.OK. I will most likely pick them up from PJ around Thursday evening. Will let you know come nearer the date and number of books.

yvonnefoong
20-07-2010, 09:36 AM
OK. I will most likely pick them up from PJ around Thursday evening. Will let you know come nearer the date and number of books.

Okie dokie.

fRaNkY
24-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Wish u all the best in your next surgery... speedy recovery.

Coro
25-07-2010, 10:21 PM
Yvonne,
Have you managed to raise the required RM 50,000?

yvonnefoong
26-07-2010, 05:06 PM
Yvonne,
Have you managed to raise the required RM 50,000?

Sadly, I am still short of RM24,000.

Sentinel
26-07-2010, 05:21 PM
Yvonne, some of my buddies bank in some funds into your fund directly... do check your account. The email you gave us was not usable, the mails were rejected.

yvonnefoong
26-07-2010, 05:52 PM
Yvonne, some of my buddies bank in some funds into your fund directly... do check your account. The email you gave us was not usable, the mails were rejected.

Sentinel, is it yvonnefmn@gmail.com?

Sentinel
26-07-2010, 05:58 PM
Sentinel, is it yvonnefmn@gmail.com?
Yvonne, I believe a lady spoke to your mother early last week about traditional medication and also wrote a cheque for you too? All the best to you, I will still pass the hat around.

jan tomaswaki
27-07-2010, 08:22 AM
Yvonne, I believe a lady spoke to your mother early last week about traditional medication and also wrote a cheque for you too? All the best to you, I will still pass the hat around.
Senti,good thoughts of you,God bless :D

tbearer
27-07-2010, 09:10 AM
Yvonne, please check. I have banked in my contribution to you.

God bless you for your tenacity and attitude.

Status: Successful
Reference number: 1412568409
Transaction date: 27 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 09:22:39

Coro
27-07-2010, 09:11 AM
Just transferred a small something to hopefully help in your quest. I sincerely hope all will be well.

yvonnefoong
27-07-2010, 06:15 PM
Yvonne, I believe a lady spoke to your mother early last week about traditional medication and also wrote a cheque for you too? All the best to you, I will still pass the hat around.

Mom does not remember.

yvonnefoong
27-07-2010, 06:27 PM
Just transferred a small something to hopefully help in your quest. I sincerely hope all will be well.

Amen. All will be well.

yvonnefoong
28-07-2010, 10:29 AM
My plight is highlighted in The Star newspaper today!

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/7/28/nation/6745266&sec=nation

My flight will leave KLIA on Saturday at 3:15pm on MH94. Airfare sponsored by MAS. They have been sponsoring my flight for medical treatments since January 2009. This will be the fourth time they are sponsoring. Everyone who is genuinely seeking medical treatments abroad may apply.

Praise God that everything is coming along smoothly. At the time of posting this message, I am still short of RM19k but I have faith that it can be raised by Friday morning.

Stan
28-07-2010, 11:27 AM
Please check


Reference number: 1413036383
Transaction date: 28 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 11:40:06


God Bless

lly
28-07-2010, 03:10 PM
Status: Successful
Reference number: 1413129654
Transaction date: 28 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 15:21:55

Hi Yvonne

A little something for your upcoming surgery. Best wishes to you and God bless!

yvonnefoong
28-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Please check


Reference number: 1413036383
Transaction date: 28 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 11:40:06


God Bless

Thank you Stan. By the way, I actually can't identify which deposit is by who unless you are making a transfer of funds from a Maybank account or depositing a house cheque. More so when there are a lot of deposits on the same day.

So the receipt issued to you by Maybank should suffice for your reference and knowledge that I have indeed received your donation.

yvonnefoong
28-07-2010, 06:03 PM
Status: Successful
Reference number: 1413129654
Transaction date: 28 Jul 2010
Transaction time: 15:21:55

Hi Yvonne

A little something for your upcoming surgery. Best wishes to you and God bless!

Thank you for the little something. :)

yvonnefoong
30-07-2010, 05:50 PM
Hello forumers. I would like to update you on my progress but I am short of time, so let me paste the update on my blog for you here.

Thank you
http://www.yvonnefoong.com/2010/07/30/thank-you-2/
http://www.yvonnefoong.com/2010/07/28/funds-needed-by-friday-morning/

We have raised enough money for my surgery on 3rd August 2010. But not only that. We also raised extras to pay off my debt. You see, I stayed in the ICU for an additional three days last December after a critical brain surgery.

I owe them USD4,500.00 because of this.

But instead of charging me the ICU rate, St. Vincents gave me a discount by charging me the ward rate for those additional days. They reminded me of the payment for half a year before a collection agency took over in June 2010.

After receiving the agencyís letter, I e-mailed them to say that I will be having surgery again on 3rd August 2010 and explained how I fund my surgeries, and I asked if I may pay the debt together with my next surgery payment. The agency then asked St. Vincents that said it is absolutely alright!

But I didnít include the USD4,500 into my fundraising target. If I did, the funds needed would have been more than RM100,000.00. I was concerned that a six figure target will hamper support to the cause. So I merely aimed to raise just enough for this surgery.

I told God about the debt and how I wished to pay the hospital as soon as possible. St. Vincent Medical Center is very kind. They still allow me to have surgery there despite the outstanding bill. They are a charitable organization that raise funds to subsidize the cost of our treatments there. Hospital charges for my surgery is after a 70% discount. So if I pay them back soon, they can use the money to help more patients.

When my news first came out in The Star on Wednesday, I still have not raised enough funds for the next surgery, let alone pay off the debt. Then, it so happened that mom forgot to pay my internet which was suspended since Thursday morning. I wasnít able to monitor the fundraising progress since then so I went to collect our air tickets from MAS.

We received many concerned phonecalls, SMSes, e-mails and Facebook messages. People who met me, people who have heard of me, people who read about me from somewhere, people who read my blog all got in touch with us. No one questioned my authenticity or my decision to have surgery in America. Everyone said they will donate.

By the time I visited Maybank on Friday morning, I found that we have raised enough funds for surgery, able to pay off my debt, and still have RM10,000 to keep in case of emergency.

And how we managed to get my plight highlighted on National news in The Star newspaper last minute is another story worth telling someday.

Because of my family background and how I grew up, I must always think ahead and worry about tomorrow. But a friend once assured me not to worry so much. When I need help, people will be there to help me. I couldnít believe him and insisted to always do what I can to raise funds no matter rain or shine.

Now God has shown me that there is some truth in my friendís words. From this episode, I realized how much it means to Malaysians that I survive. The public contacted and talked to us like we have known for years!

I have so much to thank Malaysians all over the world.

Naka
03-10-2010, 08:32 PM
I just wonder how she is now. :confused:

Any idea?

PeterHng
04-10-2010, 01:42 PM
I just wonder how she is now. :confused:

Any idea?

naka buddy, u may want to read her blog on her progress at here. (http://www.yvonnefoong.com/page/7/)

Sentinel
04-10-2010, 02:29 PM
Yvonne is doing fine and she has also passed on her thanks to her sponsors thru her network. :D

Naka
04-10-2010, 03:40 PM
naka buddy, u may want to read her blog on her progress at here. (http://www.yvonnefoong.com/page/7/)

Thanks, Pete. :D

jan tomaswaki
04-10-2010, 05:43 PM
This is for you ,Yvonne,stay strong :D

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