Illness

Health

“I was blind but now I see”: Finding God amid diabetes, blindness and kidney failure

When I was 10, my mother noticed ants crawling around the toilet bowl after I had used it. I had also suddenly become prone to fainting spells, and could not put on weight no matter how much I ate....

Disabilities

A close brush with death left her without hands and legs, but she’s never felt more alive

In 2018, Carole Ann was admitted to hospital due to a sharp abdominal pain. It turned out that a ruptured ovarian cyst had put her in a life-threatening condition. During the month-long coma, her...

Health

When I found out my mum had cancer… again

5 March 2017. It was a Wednesday evening, and I had decided to take a GrabCar home from school in order to make it back on time for dinner with my parents. Mum hadn’t been feeling well for the past...

Health

158 days with Joy, our miracle baby

When 44-year-old Lee Chii found out that she was pregnant, the news came as a shock but also brought excitement. Happy that they would be parents again, Lee Chii and her husband, David, went...

Health

There’s always something to give thanks for, says this breast cancer survivor

When I first felt a lump in my breast, I never thought I would be diagnosed with Stage 2 cancer. After all, I was the fittest I had been in a long time. I had just completed my basic training for the...

Health

It took a mango-sized tumour to shatter my illusion of a perfect life

In early 2017, I injured my lower back. I couldn’t even stand up without pain or a severe hunch. The doctor referred me for physiotherapy which was where I learnt that an x-ray had showed an...

Personalities

Renowned marathoner Mok Ying Ren on the greatest race of his life

I was a very athletic kid. In primary school, I was the fastest kid for 1.6km and I got the best results for fitness tests. Subsequently, I did cross country, triathlons and marathons. In university,...

Illness

How God healed me and my grandmother

“Everything will work out for the best.” We’ve all heard this phrase before. It comforts us when things that don’t make sense happen in our lives, or we encounter difficult...

Real Life, Real People

Losing both my breasts at 28, cancer has given me a new perspective on life

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bridget Lee speaks to Tammy Chen, who shared about how a sudden double mastectomy made her realise what were the truly important things in life. Tammy’s...