When I read about this angelic girl called Charmaine in Karen's blog, I couldn't just sit and do nothing.
You see, she's a four year old in Singapore, who has just had her birthday yet she is dying of a rare cancer. She has already had chemotherapy and a major abdominal surgery last week. This has bought her some time, but the cancer has already spread beyond her abdomen, and as you read this, she is having even more chemotherapy.
Charmaine’s chance at survival will be improved to 50/50 with a treatment only available in a US hospital. However the treatment for this rare cancer will cost over US$300,000. By any account, it is a huge sum of money, even more so for her mum Cynthia- a single parent who gave up her job to take care of two young children.
Family and friends have rallied round her, supporting in any way they can. They're fighting for time and raising half a million S$ is no easy feat. If you are parent, you would understand the anguish they're going through and the fierce determination for a mum to save her own child. I hope my readers will help in any way they can. Every little bit helps.