Last September 2012, Their Royal Highness - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Malaysia. H.R.H. Duchess Catherine had expressed her ultimate wish to visit the Hospice in KL as this global charitable organization has been close in her hearts since its formation in United Kingdom many decades ago. She has the natural interests and concern for the needy just like her mom-in-law Diana, The Princess of Wales. I take pride to share that H.R.H. The Duchess made her maiden speech abroad at Hospice Malaysia. Clap! Clap! Clap!
This blog post is my appreciation to Yannie & Yvonne of Taiping who along with other bloggers who had contributed their thoughts and kind donations to Hospice Malaysia's coming charitable marathon which is organized by Standard Chartered Bank. My participating wife of this marathon is extremely pleased and encouraged by the tremendous support of donations from the blogger friends and Facebook friends. As we are not being told who the donors are, but you & God knows who you are. Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts.
I was being invited by Hospice as my wife's guest for their afternoon tea party for the runners of this coming charitable marathon. I sat down in the same lounge and sofas where His Royal Highness Prince William had sat on. May I be bestowed with some good blessings soon from his DNA on the sofa! Muahahaha
This is my Thank You note together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge beside me.
The kind hearted runners were taken on a tour to see the facilities inside the Hospice's building in Cheras, KL.
I remember this room vividly where many patients who attended the weekly daycare visits. Sometimes they were taken ill and needed to rest in that room.
I was just a volunteer there but I gained tremendous valuable training to handle the terminally ill patients during my rounds ferrying them to hospitals for chemotherapy, blood transfusions and radiotherapy. I spent some time looking at their photos on the walls and in my recollected memories. They may have passed on but I still keep their shared memories and kind words of appreciations & advice given to me. Their words were indeed priceless! Sobs! Sobs!
Many patients were very young beautiful people who still had very bright and promising future ahead. I felt very sorry for their heartbroken parents who had never expected fate to take their children away earlier than them.
When I was a kid, my grandfather often told me that coffins are for the dead and not old people. Many patients were very lonely couples, singles and children. The volunteers and professional team at Hospice had always made them comfortable to their best ability. Their palliative care is most important for the terminally ill patients during their final journey of lives.
I hope that all of you will always be happy and contented with your life. Be kind & helpful to all your family members and friends, for you may someday need their help and care in return too. Life is just a journey for all of us and happiness is all around us! Can you see it?
If you have missed my earlier post Cancer &The Final Journey Of Life you can read them & make your
donation if you wish to contribute any amount.
Once again, thank you very much for your contributions and reading my sob stories.