Wu Chun honours late mother

5 Sep
Wu Chun honours late mother

Wu Chun taking a picture with one of the youngest patients.

WU CHUN recently made a $10, 000 donation to the Paediatric Haemato-Oncology ward in RIPAS on top of an invitiation to cancer patients at the ward for a Zumba session at Fitness Zone in Kiulap.

The charitable gesture was made in commemoration of his mother’s 10th year death anniversary which falls on this month.

“Since young, my mother has always been very eager to involve herself in charity and she always used me, my brother and my sisters names to donate to the poor and this has greatly influenced me since childhood to involve myself in reaching out to the less fortunate”, said Wu Chun.

“I always feel that only by every person, organization and government doing their part that the world will be able to improve fighting against such devastating disease. Together it is really possible”, he expressed.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 12.7 million cancer cases are recorded around the world every year, and this number is expected to increase to 26 million by 2030.

However, different countries have very different cancer rates, states WHO. In the United Kingdom (UK), breast cancer rates are four times higher than in Eastern Africa.

This is partly because cancer risk is affected by lifestyle and scientists estimate that a third of the most common cancers in the UK could be prevented through diet, physical activity and weight.

For the last two months Wu Chun has been paying visits to the Paediatric Haemoto-Oncology ward in RIPAS to personally meet with the young patients.

His frequent trips there led him to the discovery of many hidden talents in the children who mostly have an interest in dancing and cooking.

“We know Wu chun is busy with his overseas schedule but we can feel that he really wanted to bring happiness to these children. We really appreciate him not only for his donation, but also his invitation to bring these kids for a dance workout and a healthy cooking session which the kids enjoy very much”, said the father of a patient.

“We can feel the love he had for his mother and how happy his mother would be if she knew what he did today.” added the patient’s father.

About a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through maintaining a healthy diet, being physically active and free from smoking.

Cancer mortality can also be reduced if cases are detected and treated early by going through early diagnosis and screening programmes.

“This month is her 10th year death anniversary. Sadly she lost her life to cancer however she was always very brave despite having to face the struggle and this has taught me the biggest lesson in life, which is to cherish what we still have. Last week, I just did my annual medical check up to make sure I am fit and healthy because I feel that it’s the most important responsibility, not only to myself but also to my loved ones”, added Wu Chun.

The Brunei Times

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