Last September 30th, 2017 at Hospital Putrajaya, I was invited to speak and share my experiences about Cancer. This time I brought my whole family with me. The event started at 8:30 AM and ended at 12 PM. It was attended by the public health care workers and the volunteers from a nonprofit organization.
It was organized by the KanWork Society. It is a cancer support group carrying out ‘outreach’ activities or community support activities. They were also registered as the Association of Cancer Networks of Selangor and Federal Territory. The KanWork’s vision is to ensure that individuals and families living with those who live with cancer will not travel alone, and their healing needs will be met. They also have a Facebook account for those who want to reach them on through social media. You can also contact them through email at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call them at 03-8940 8672.
The event was about Palliative care Awareness. It aims to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to patients, carers, and families. It assures that a person with a severe and growing condition, regardless of age or condition, can have the best possible quality of life. It also puts the person at the center of care whether it is provided at home, in a nursing home, or hospital.
My wife Asfah, was also approached by the audiences and requested to share her own experience as a Cancer survivor. They were also interested to listen to my wife’s points of view.
In the event, we also met a breast cancer patient. We are happy to know that she is very positive and looking forward to completing her Chemotherapy. During our talk, she also expressed similarity in our experience in this matter. We were both traumatized waiting for the biopsy result as it were the results that will change our life forever.
Overall, I took it as a great family trip with social responsibility taken care of for that weekend.