My deepest thanks to Audrey Yeoh who has been helping to raise funds for my foundation project even though she is heavily pregnant with her 3rd child.
Audrey offered to rolf 5 people for my foundation project. 2 people have signed up & rolfing. Audrey will be going on maternity leave soon. She will continue to rolf another 3 people for us next year.
Say YEAH to SUPERWOMAN!
Hi everybody. My friend Audrey Yeoh is a rolfer. She would like to use her ability to help raise funds for my foundation project. Allow me to tell you what she can do & has been doing for me.
My right leg became out-turned after a spine surgery when I was 16. Some nerves were damaged during the surgery so my right leg over compensated. Audrey returned the leg back to normal by placing her hand under my hip & reminded the fascia of where the leg used to be. My leg then moved back by itself over the next few days.
After my recent 3 surgeries, I slept on my right a lot. This caused my right shoulder and arm to be misaligned. She returned them back to normal position about the same.
My recent hospitalization was strenuous to my physical body which caused many blockages. Audrey placed her hand under my back and removed those blockages. After that my lungs ventilation improved.
Above are just some of the things she has done for me. Her skills may benefit you too.
To help me raise funds for my foundation project, Audrey offers her services to 5 people, RM 2500 for 10 sessions each person.
If you are interested please PM or WhatsApp (012 3233 218) Audrey to inquire.
This is Yvonne Foong here. It has been more than half a year since I last updated this blog. The reason is because I had been receiving medical treatments at the US National Institute of Health in Vethesda between January – March 2016. I had 2 brain surgeries and 1 more surgery to remove a finger tumor plus implant a peg tube. I returned to Malaysia in March and spent the next few months recovering. After my 3rd surgery, my vision was affected due to severe dryness and physical stress. Now that my vision was not good like before, I had to adopt and learn a few way of living.
For example, I am simplifying my personal life and the manner I live the NF foundation. After struggling for 3 months, I finally found a great person to be my personal assistant. I let her help me do my work by my side. Maybe my vision deterioration is not entirely a bad thing because if this did not happen, I would have insisted to do everything myself out of habit to the point of over stressing. It was not easy to change the way I was. Physical stress is actually bad for my genetic condition. It could make NF 2 more aggressive.
I am also allowing other individuals to raise funds for this project instead. Like how my friend Audrey Yeoh the rolfer is doing her part. She is offering her skills to 5 people. RM2500 for 10 rolfing sessions each person. If you are interested in rolfing you may contact her directly by WhatsApp (012 323 3218).
Considering the economic and political instability of my country, I decided that it would be best to set up NF foundation in US instead and work with my surgeons and medical teams there. My foundation would assist Malaysians with NF want to go to US for treatments for a better chance of survival. It is up to the patient’s choice of whether he or she wants to go. Not all NF patients require treatments overseas. Small cases can be treated in Malaysia. Severe cases are the ones that need doctors with better abilities to treat and hospitals that are more equipped to care.
On Christmas Day 2015, Works of Gratitude’s founder Yvonne Foong was featured on national TV along with a good friend named Cordelia Lee. Watch the video below to learn how emotional wellbeing can enhance quality of life for Neurofibromatosis patients, and how you can do it too.
A kindly Malaysian lady named Audrey Yeoh based in Kuala Lumpur has volunteered to help us at Works of Gratitude raise funds to build a charitable foundation and resource center for Neurofibromatosis in Malaysia with her work!
She offers to provide ten sessions of Rolfing therapy to FIVE individual supporters at a price of RM2,500.00 each person.
Of this sum, Audrey will only take RM500.00 for restoring your body movement to optimum, while RM2,000.00 will go into Works of Gratitude’s foundation project fund!
Better yet, Audrey says that supporters are to pay the entire RM2,500.00 to Works of Gratitude, and we shall then remit RM500.00 to her for your therapy. Clearly, she is doing this sincerely to help us!
What is Rolfing and how can it benefit you?
With experience in and a deep understanding of movement mechanics and functional anatomy, Audrey offers a potent combination hands-on manual therapy enhanced with movement education in a holistic and natural approach.
The Rolfing method developed by Dr. Ida Rolf and the Visceral Manipulation techniques of French osteopth, Jean-Pierre Barral both address the fascial network in your body using soft yet precise hands-on manual therapy.
While Rolfing aims to restore optimal alignment, balance and movement in your body’s structure, Visceral Manipulation aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause discomfort, pain or dysfunction by working on the organs such as liver, stomach and lungs.
To put it simply, Audrey can manually align your body parts so that you can move better!
Audrey will be providing you the therapy at her office in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumppur. Her company website is www.zentrum.com.my
Interested to enhance your body movement? Be among the five people to benefit from this unique therapy method and support our foundation goal at the same time! Send Audrey Yeoh a Whatsapp message to see whether she can treat your individual condition.
Audrey’s mobile: +6012-3233218 Please message her instead of calling so that she may reply you whenever she can.
On 22nd April 2015, Malaysia’s national newspaper The Star has featured Works of Gratitude’s NF Awareness Workshop at Taylor’s College on the internet. It also included a video recording of WOG’s Project Director Mr. Sha Kok Tein and I addressing the audience at the 14th Hear Us Out Global Issues Conference’s closing ceremony. Below is the said video recording.
The video above was recorded by a columnist in The Star. Here’s the accompanying article. Thank you for lending our cause a voice, Mr. Tan Yi Liang!
NEUROFIBROMATOSIS Type 2, or NF2 for short. A mouthful, isn’t it? Wouldn’t disagree there. Sounds alien, even dangerous. It certainly sounds like word salad!
When I first heard of it 10 years ago, I didn’t think very much of it, truth be told. To me it was a tongue-twister of a genetic disorder, one that a friend of mine happened to have been born with.
I could barely pronounce it, let alone understand what it did to the bodies of those living with NF. As it was, I understood at the time that it is an incurable genetic condition which causes non-cancerous tumours to grow anywhere in the brain, along the spinal cord and central nervous system.
This means that for someone living with NF2, their brain, spine and nerves are filled with an assortment of growths. These tumours can cause deafness, blindness or paralysis — or all of the above.
What I certainly didn’t know then was that NF2 is the most common genetic disorder out there, more common than cystic fibrosis or Down Syndrome, affecting one in every 33,000 people worldwide. Continue reading
18th April 2015 was a turning point in Works of Gratitude’s journey to champion the Neurofibromatosis cause in Malaysia. Prior to this, I have been conducting seminars and workshops at the bi-annual Hear Us Out Global Issues conference in Taylor’s College by myself, representing my personal cause named Heart4Hope for six years, and later on, representing Works of Gratitude mostly alone on the frontline. But yesterday, I was joined by Mr. Sha Kok Tein, who recently volunteered to carry the NF flag with me as WOG’s Project Director pro bono.
Yesterday was our 1st time conducting an NF Awareness Workshop together. I spoke about my early life with NF and taught the students in attendance on the condition as well as the science of it, followed by major issues NF patients face in Malaysia. Sha then enlightened the class about our quest to build an NF Resource Center by 31st Dec 2015 and an NF foundation in the country to address the issues mentioned. The following Question & Answer session was more alive with Sha along than it would have been if I was alone, because he could hear, and he probably looked more capable of doing the heavy-duty groundwork – haha! The students asked him a lot of questions on NF and how they could help. Sha answered them succinctly.
At the conference closing ceremony an hour later, we were kindly invited to address the entire conference in the lecture theatre with a short speech too. I told the audience who I am, what I have been through and the distances I went to preserve my own life. Having experienced the tribulations that come with battling this genetic disorder and understood human suffering, I dedicate my life to assisting other patients in need. Hence, my team and I are working to build an NF foundation in Malaysia.
After the speech, many students crowded our booth outside to help raise funds. Alfin Majid was the WOG volunteer who patiently and meticulously handled the sales. A total of RM601.00 was earned from sales at the event itself. Some students did not bring enough money so they placed orders instead. The conference organiser will also be making a lumpsum donation later. While Alfin was busy attending to buyers, Sha and I attended to a mini press conference right next to the booth!
This day was a turning point in Works of Gratitude’s history also because our mission has grown and our contribution to society is about to leap-frog!
Note: Please arrive by 1:30pm to register and get seated
A very good day to our faithful supporters!
Works of Gratitude will be at an event this Saturday (18th April 2015) to raise awareness about Neurofibromatosis at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya – SS15 main campus.
It is in the form of a one-hour workshop from 2pm to 3pm, during which, Neurofibromatosis will be introduced to participants in a light-hearted atmosphere.
You are very welcomed to attend the workshop to show support for the NF community.
I would also like to humbly request NF patients to attend, so that other participants can see who they’re supporting. Our ultinate goal is to set up an NF resource center in Petaling Jaya and an NF foundation in the country. It is important that the public gets to see us together. So please come!
Admission for NF patients is FREE.
Non-NF patients can purchase a conference ticket at RM15, which will be donated back to charity as well.
We hope to see you this Saturday! ♡ You may message me at +60173629042 for more info.
18th April 2015 Workshop Program
Super brief intro of Neurofibromatosis
2.05pm – 2.20pm
Director Yvonne’s early life story from childhood thru adolescence
2.20pm – 2.30pm
Slight elaboration on:
a. What causes NF
b. The three types of NF
c. Their symptoms
d. Common issues faced by Malaysians living with NF
2.30pm – 2.35pm
Brief intro on NF Foundation and NF Resource Center projects
2.35pm – 2.55pm
Story sharing by other NF patients in attendance.
2.55pm – 3.00pm
Explanation on how attendees may further participate in the cause.
After the workshop ends at 3.00pm, you are welcome to join us at our booth outside the Main Lecture Halls for chit chat until approximately 5.00pm! The Hrart4Hope t-shirts and my book will be available for purchase to raise funda for the foundation. See you!
Taylor’s College Subang Jaya
No.1, Jalan SS15/8,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.