Help me raise funds and kill a tumor behind the eye
Hello there. I haven't been browsing this forum for quite awhile, focusing on other commitments. So please excuse me for writing this all of a sudden.
I am raising funds for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to kill a tumor attached to my right optic nerve. This is my remaining eyesight that must be saved. I was born with an underdeveloped left eye. And tumors had already taken away both my hearing nerves.
As you know, I raised funds for the Auditory Brainstem Implant in 2006 and the members of this forum contributed. Sounds are electrically stimulated and I can hear all sounds, but speech discrimination will take a lifetime to train before I can use this implant to understand speech. Therefore, I rely on my eyesight a great deal. It helps me study in college and live independently.
The discounted cost is RM94,000.00.
We managed to raise RM36,000.00+ as of today.
This treatment is to be done in March 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital, and by doctors I know and trust.
Thanks for your concern. I am a 90^ vegetarian. My mom is a full-time vegetarian. Eases bowel movements.
My illness is a genetic disorder on chromosome 22. We are finding a means to replace the tumor suppressor gene called Merlin. All individuals have this gene, but the ones in patients are mutated.
Besides treating each tumor specifically, I am also participating in a clinical trial involving bee propolis. The product is called BIO30. It uses the CAPE content in bee propolis to try and substitute the function of Merlin in our cells.
So besides taking care of immediate treatment needs, I am also working towards the ultimate cure.
Anybody care to update us what happened to this thread and whether the money was raised? TQ.
Sentinel... this is one example why I get upset to see millions & millions wasted on STUPID blardy 'pet' projects and nonsenses... while people like Yvonne has to seek help on her own to raise funds... or go blind Yvonne's blog ... please read the last few lines and you'll understand what I mean...
Hell.... How many forummers do we have here... 10? 50? 100? The USJ population stands at 100,000 plus... yet is there no one willing to stand up and help this poor girl raise money to stop her from going blind. !!
Can we like organise something for her .... 100 pledges of RM100* would get her RM10,000 ... *thats roughly of 12 packets of cigarettes or 2 quarts of Baskin Robbins... imagine if we get just 500 people... what about USJRA day... can it be done/organised there for her......
What say "US" ??? I'd be damned if there's silence after this post !!
Last edited by USJ27Resident; 13-03-2009 at 10:45 PM.
The Lions Club of Petaling Jaya is organising the "7th Blind leading the Blind" charity Walk on the 19th Apr 2009 at 7.30am MBPJ Car Park. I will try to get approval from the Club and distribute the donations cards. We can walk under the banner of USJ.COM.MY. and major part of the donations goes to the Yvonne. I will be away tomorrow and back on 21st Mar. Plse give me your view.
just a thought.....next sunday usjra fair..
maybe usjra could assist by highlighting yvonne's plight and..
could a collection boxes be placed at stratergic spots for donations..
a few dollars from each guest could add up to quite a bit.