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#InspiringFAwarrior: Faith

  Hi, I am Faith, a stage 2 breast cancer warrior and survivor. I’m 36 years old this year and mother of two lovely girls, 5 and 1. In June 2021, I discovered that I was pregnant with my second child. This pleasant surprise filled both my husband and my hearts in excitement. Amidst the anticipation, however, was that I realised that my right breast was lumpy even after having stopped breastfeeding the same year. Even though there was no pain or any abnormality, for a peace of mind, we decided to request for a check-up since we were already going to see a doctor for the pregnancy. The check-up unveiled a stark reality: I received the devastating news of...

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#InspiringFAwarrior: Don

Mental health does not discriminate, and it affects people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. In this season, we would like to share Don’s story with you and hope that his story is able to bring light and strength as we journey through life together, and more importantly, to remind all you warriors that you’re never alone in this journey.   Here’s his story:   In 2014, it seemed like everything was falling apart. It felt like time stopped and it all happened in a blur. One minute I was in the waiting room and the next I was sitting on a recliner chair with a lot of tugging inside my chest as the surgeon tried to fix my collapsed lung....

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#InspiringFAwarrior: Jacqueline

Jacqueline Au Yong is a mother-of-two and a change-maker who strongly believes in enabling, empowering and supporting the community. She spent more than two decades in the social service sector, with vast experience in research, policy, education and fundraising. She currently sits on the board of a children charity, Every Child Matters.   Here’s what she shared with us:   How did you start your journey in this social service space?  I knew I wanted to be in this social space 22 years ago when I interned at Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). A client of mine (I was on the ground, helping vulnerable individuals and families obtain government’s financial assistance), came to me - face half-caked in...

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