in support of Raising Awareness of Childhood Cancer, Reducing Stigmas associated with Cancer, and supporting the services of Sarawak Children's Cancer Society
Hi everyone, I'm Gen. And this year, I'm going bald.
Cancer sucks. Big time. When someone has cancer, it doesn't just affect that one person. It also affects everyone they love. I know how it feels, cos I'm one of those people. Someone who loves someone else who had cancer.
I'm not asking to be pitied. I just want you to know why I'm doing this. I want to show everyone that being bald doesn't have to be embarrassing, or painful, especially when you are a woman.
I want to support this society that has touched so many lives, not jus that of kids with cancer, but also their families. I want to support this society so that they will continue to grow and expand their services, so that families in need not only get financial help, but the emotional support that they so desperately need. Because pain and grief and anger (yes, anger) is still very hard to talk about. I want to make it more and more normal for people and families affected with cancer, to talk about how they feel, and know how to manage their emotions and pain, so they don't carry this with them for years to come, like we did.
A lot of people ask us, is it hard to work here? Yes, it is. The pain of losing our kids is definitely not easy. Because we aren't able to do anything about the medical state of the child, whether they are in pain or not, whether they live or die, we instead focus on the things we CAN do. We listen to the parents, we play with the kids, we go out and share the story of SCCS so we can gain more support and keep doing what we do.
So, this is what I can do. And this is what you can do, too. Please tell your friends and family about us. You have my deepest gratitude. And you can be sure the kids appreciate it.