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Yvonne Foong Writer & Speaker

A Malaysian alive & living with Neurofibromatosis type 2, and building a foundation in the USA that will help fellow NF patients get life saving medical treatments . To know more about this project and how u can help, please visit http://www.worksofgratit

Last Build Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:06:03 +0000


Doctors Trained In India

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:06:03 +0000

Last Thursday, I met a gastro-intestinologist at Assunta Hospital who earned his medical degree in India. I told him that : I have neurofibromatosis. I had a tumor removed from my brain stem on 1 February 2016. I could not swallow well before surgery so doctors put in a Peg tube. I was supposed to […]

Help Each Other

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 03:11:46 +0000

Economic recessions are a good opportunity for us to love and support each other. Just like how natural disasters can bring out the best in people. Recently, I asked a friend of mine to tidy up my old lap tops and electonics that I did not need anymore, so that I could pass them on […]

Survival Skills #1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:47:53 +0000

Within the last few years, the global economy steadily declined slowly and gradually, more people lost their jobs. Those who are generally unstable as individuals, find it hard to cope – mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They are fun lament their predicaments to me. I can see many income opportunities that they cannot. I can see […]

Tough Love

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:25:23 +0000

Now and then, I have people with neurofibromatosis opening up to me. They tell me about their conditions, situations, and how they feel. Some of them have yet to undergo as many surgeries as I have and have yet to develop as many physical challenges as I have. Some others have been through more in […]

Equal Portions

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:04:28 +0000

I once heard the term “equal portions” from a bishop in Africa but never checked what it meant. This year God showed it to me through my life experience unwittingly. After having three major surgeries in US early this year, of which two were brain surgeries, I returned to Malaysia and found that many people […]

Forever First Love

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 03:18:10 +0000

This is how our brains worked. When we experience something significant emotionally and a piece of music happens to play at the same time of that experience, the music would become deeply ingrained into our brains like reinforcement. The first compounded by our emotionally significant experience. It happened to me once. In late 2013, a […]

Evidence Of Love

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 03:55:27 +0000

After I came back from NIH in March 2016, some people who had known me from way way back seemed to have become mentally unhinged and questioned me on my usage of funds openly, implying that I was using funds meant for my foundation project for my own needs. I found it absurd for they […]

Glad Tidings

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 03:36:24 +0000

I am grateful that I have many doctors and surgeons who are very familiar with neurofibromatosis and my medical history, ever ready and willing to assist and look out for me when I need them even though the recent post-operative mishap at NIH was regretful and unfortunate, I am still blessed because I have better […]


Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:06:57 +0000

Since I came back from surgery on 5 March 2016, I have been blessed with many opportunities to bless others. The first person was a friend of mine whose mother suffered a stroke early last year and survived. But my friend had become very troubled in many ways looking after her mother, taking care of […]


Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:57:58 +0000

Yesterday, a friend of mine visited me at home and told me that someone had publicly questioned my integrity on Facebook, referring to my foundation fund raising. This happened sometime in April 2016 when I had just returned from three major surgeries in US. At that time, I was struggling to adapt and adjust to […]