This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience had made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great help for her to help understand other bereaved people ... The author also writes this book for caregivers,
doctors and anyone who loves reading memoirs and personal stories. The
author writes suggestions to help in grief and offers references of
where to seek other help. Finally, she writes of the struggles of being a
Christion, and how God had helped her through ...Back cover.
Ann's writing has led to speaking engagements. Here Ann spoke at The New Zealand Chinese Association. Ann has spoken on many topics from Asian Culture,
bereavement, to doctors, to libraries, to university students and high
This is a closeup photo of a Leprosy support box. It is placed at the counter of my hairdressing salon. My hairstylist Jacky tells me, the Leprosy mission will come every two months to pick up the donations from his clients.
"CLOSEUP" (Taken Close up, Macro, Small Things,...)
Next Week: TREES (All kinds,...)
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I had wanted to post this story, Some one Up there had told me, "Not yet." Each time I see a bike like this, The car went too fast for me. The story goes like this, A UK nurse came to work in New Zealand. She was killed while cycling. Her friends put her bike where she was killed. Yet there were callous people, They removed the chain, And stole the bike. Callous, yes, that's the word. On Thursday, I saw this bike, I asked my companion," Don't go yet." I need this photo. Somewhere, there is a bike like this, There is a bereaved mom. Who is grieving for her child, "Not yet, you are not yet ready to go to heaven." 11th ~ Yet
Mum was away shopping and when we secretly stole downstairs to see our dog give birth to 9 puppies. It was done with my siblings secretly because according to Chinese customs, a mother dog will eat her puppies if watched. Oldest Sister Rose was the ringleader. It must be because I wouldn't have known the dog was pregnant. I was in the lower primary school. Mum must have warned us not to watch. But did we listen? We saw the mummy dog eat the placenta and I was worried it was our fault for watching. We thought she was eating the puppies. She had 9 puppies. One died and we were very sad. All the puppies grew to become roly polys from condensed milk. They were adopted. According to Chinese custom, the adopted mothers have to give a kg of sugar and two cans of milk when they come to adopt the puppies. Thanks Yolanda Flack for memories, and now I will blog about this. Later when younger brother Joseph grew older in primary school, he always adopted people's puppies.
I was up very early this morning, and I checked my facebook to find Juliana's husband had died. For a few years, Juliana Wong lived opposite our house at Buloh Road, at the Government quarters in Sibu.. Juliana was my Sister Margaret's classmate.
One day, she private messaged me after seeing Margaret's photo and told me she was Leh Hu. We became facebook friends.
My fondest memory was helping her parents catch the tiny crabs among the muddy wasteland.
My dear childhood friend Leh Hu,
I read about your husband's death. Hugs to you. I will not ask you to be brave. Instead, I will ask you to cry, Because you have lost your soul mate.
Teenager Hayley Okines who won the nation's hearts while suffering from a rare premature ageing disorder which gave her the body of a 104-year-old has died.
Tributes have poured in for the 17-year-old who was born with the premature ageing disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), which makes children age up to 10 times faster than normal.
Her mother Kerry Okines posted on Facebook: "My baby girl has gone somewhere better. She took her last breath in my arms at 9.39pm x."
Hayley, had been told she would not live past the age of 13, died on Thursday.
She had begun pioneering drug treatment in the US to halt the ageing process but had been in hospital with pneumonia and passed away at home.
The rare condition left Hayley, from Bexhill, East Sussex, with the body of a 104-year-old.
The Progeria Research
Foundation posted: "The entire Progeria family mourns together with
many as we say goodbye to Hayley Okines, our smart, beautiful and
spirited English Rose, who passed away today at age 17.
"Gone from our sight, but never our memories, gone from our touch but never our hearts. We will miss you."
She has featured in a number of documentaries about her disorder, including The Girl who is Older than Her Mother and World's Oldest Teenager: Extraordinary People, and at the age of 14 published her autobiography called Old Before my Time.
mother Kerry has previously said: "[When she was born] she had fine
blonde hair, blue eyes and her father and I were besotted with her.
"At 10 months she walked for the first time - we were so proud.
"The only concern was she was so petite and didn't appear to be growing.
"But as I'm only 5ft 4ins I tried to tell myself she simply took after me."
was when she was still wearing clothes for a three-month-old at 13
months old that they took her to see a doctor and tests later revealed
Hayley has been swimming with dolphins, travelled
all over the world, met Prince Charles, Kylie Minogue and her hero
There are only around 70 known cases on the planet.
progressive genetic disorder is undetectable at birth and with time, it
results in baldness, aged-looking skin, dwarfism and a small face,
children also suffer from health problems associated with the elderly, including joint stiffness and cardiovascular problems, and often only reach the age of 13.