BUN IS GOING BALD FOR KIDS WITH CANCER!
I’M GOING BALD FOR CANCER KIDS!
Yeah, even typing this down still makes me feel nervous.
I maybe nervous about losing my hair but I have no second thoughts about doing it at all.
It never occurred to me to go bald until I started working on and off at the Paed Oncology ward in SGH starting January.
I see kids with cancer, I see parents of kids with cancer.
And honestly its not a pretty sight all the time. You think it’s a struggle to hold on to your emotions at work but the real struggle is the kids battling cancer.
But there is only so much that a child can understand EXCEPT 3 things.
One that they are sick.
Two that needles sucks. And three, they see other kids bald and DO NOT want to be like them. And honestly, number 3 bothers them a lot.
I saw a kid shave for maybe the 3rd time already and he is still in tears.
Its cause they don’t want to be labelled. They don’t want to be different.
A cancer kid held my hand, hug my arm, looked at me with eyes that shouts – help me! But we’ve already given all we could. The image of that day is still pretty heart wrecking to recall. I wish I can do MORE than my medical knowledge can serve me.
Which is why I feel that the only other thing that I can do for them is TO GO BALD!
So that they don’t feel different.
So that they know that we have got their back.
So that they know that they are not alone.
Last but not least, this shave is dedicated to the kids in heaven - the ones who have touched my life.