Bringing Deepavali Cheer & Lights

Our usual NGO that provides palliative cares, sent a message to my wife on the plight of a patient. This poor Indian lady who is suffering from the last stages of breast cancer was hospitalised for 8 months and got discharged yesterday. She must be very distraught to see no cure and went home sadly to see her home without any food. It just added more misery and hunger for her to see her 2 children not being able to celebrate Deepavali with the simplest meal together.

Normally I would easily extort all my close friends for cash donations but that would take days and weeks! My wife was quick and sprang into immediate action and got my generous sister to donate money right away with money transfer by clicking a button! At night, we hurried to the nearest supermarket  after getting a small food list from the cancer patient's young daughter. 



The humble and hungry daughter just requested for less than
5 items that is vegetables, condensed milk, coffee, potatoes etc
but we got them over 30 items instead!
That includes rice, eggs, milo, instant noodles, sugar, salt,
ketchup & chilly sauces, various curry powders, santan powders,
bisquits, bread, jam, margarine, cabbage, brinjals, long beans,
flours for muruku, tosai, chapati and many others!




We drove in the downpour to the patient's home in the middle of the night
at Shah Alam's isolated vicinity. I comforted her not to feel
sad and worried anymore as we will bring food from time to time.





The patient could only cry and opened both hands out to thank the
Gods for bringing her the joy and hope to live on. I believe that
one's sickness could sometimes heal when they have very positive
feelings and hope in them. I have seen several Stage 4 cancer patients
who managed to recover eventually when doctors gave them no
longer than 3 months to live. You can always help to provide
palliative care to someone close who might be suffering
from terminal illness. I'm confident that our blogger friend
Yannie is doing a great job to help her close friend
during her difficult time dealing with Stage 4 cancer.
Ganbatte Yannie!





 Anay & Letchumy would like to wish everyone a very
Happy Deepavali.


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Comments

  1. Bless you and your family Anay for your generosity.

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    1. Oh thank you for your kind wishes. We are just doing very small jobs to help. Just hoping to share and create awareness for others to render their help too.

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  2. This could be the best way of celebrating not only deepavali... There isn’t a feel like helping in need and supporting during the illness. My hearty wishes to you and her family

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    1. Thanks for your kind greetings. The whole world has many who are in desperate situations but no one could help all. We just do whatever we can around us.

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  3. You, your wifey and your sister brought them hope during Deepavali, this is the best gift for them, Heaven will bless you and your family for your good deeds, thumbs up and kudos, it is always more blessed to give than to receive

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    1. There are many more unfortunate people around us, sometimes when I see these people, other than donating money to help them, I will say prayers inside my heart for heaven to help and bless them

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    2. Sometimes I think is donating money to the charity organizations the best way to help these unfortunate people? We often hear of the money of charity organizations being misappropriated and misused. Are our money really reaching the people in need? What other ways to reach them and help them?

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    3. There are many people who go all out of their way to help others. Sometimes we may not have the fate and time but our little donation goes a long way. A very good NGO is the Taiwan's Tzu Chi Buddhist Association which have helped hundreds of thousands victims across the globe. I am always impressed by their effort and kindness. I used to glue to their Tzu Chi's TV channel in Taiwan all day inside the hotel to see their remarkable charity deeds.
      Prayers are very good too but humans can often reach out to help others faster. Karma rules.

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  4. One of my close friends has been diagnosed with third stage breast cancer and now under remission for the almost a year now. Have been trying to help whenever and whatever we can for others who are in this stage... Some are thankful that they can have treatment without any financial difficulties, whereas many others like this case, it is sad to see that food is insufficient.. Bless both of you for helping out whatever you can... it makes us realize that we should be thankful for what we have each day...

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    1. I hope you friend will receive all the love and attention from you, Claire. Your friend has everything in life and sickness is something we cannot avoid sometimes. I hope fate and good blessings would heal your friend soon.

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  5. You and your wife have such kind hearts. I'm sure she's comforted by your kindness that has brought some Deepavali cheer to her family :)

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    1. I am sure anyone would do the same when they see another sickly and hungry person. Sometimes we wished that we could do more but faced some obstacles along the way.

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  6. I echo Lina's sentiment - Bless you and your wife for being so caring and generous with your time and your generous sister too.

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  7. Good evening TM.. The weather is so hot today...

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    1. Good Evening Zumba Queen.

      The weather was damn hot yet I ate curries for lunch. I need to be spanked.

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  8. Thumb up to you for what you had done...

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  9. Too bad far away, or i can be your assistant helping out...

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    1. You can help many old and poor people in Singapore too.

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  10. God bless you and your family TM! That act of kindness and generosity goes a long way.

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    1. Thank you for kind wishes. Hope that you will bake more cakes and feed the hungry too.

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  11. God bless you and your family for bringing happiness to the sick!

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    1. Thank you for kind wishes. I am sure God also bless you for always helping and feeding so many strays.

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  12. You said you will bring them food from time to time, are you still taking donations for this family? I would like to chip in a little.

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    1. Yes we will bring food again soon. Your little help be it small or big will go a long way. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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  13. Thank you for bringing cheer for this family this Deepavali. Our world need more kind-hearted people like you, wifey and your sister.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind wishes. It was the least we could do at the shortest time. Hope the patient would be happy and recover.

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    2. I'm sure she is and her two children too will cherish this meaningful Deepavali spent with their mom.

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  14. God bless you and your wifey for being such a kind-hearted and caring person~

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. I am sure you would do the same to help anyone in need.

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  15. I can totally relate to this as my bro-in-law is also diagnosed with stage-4 cancer. It's really hard for the families of cancer patients. Kudos to your effort!

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    1. I am sorry to hear about your brother in law. I hope that your presence and concern could bring much relief and comfort to his family. We all have to walk the paths in life where there is happiness and sadness, night and day.

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  16. Dear Anay, all your kindness will be blessed with more happiness.

    As for my friend case, she has refused to have treatment. I just go visiting her on and off, as she just wants to spend more time with her family and friends.

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    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes. I am pleased to know that you are spending time with your friend. Sometimes the treatment would not help the patients but bring more harm and pain instead as cancer is a terrible disease that no 2 persons have the same strengths and immunity to fight. Big prayers help and sometimes TCM works too.

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  17. God will bless you for a million births !

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    1. Thank you very much for your very kind words.

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    1. Anay & Letchumy say Thank You & Vanakam.

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  19. Thanks for your kindness.

    This remind me every year, one week before Deepavali, she and her Tzu Chi mate will go to several Indian houses to give them money (based on their family economy background)

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