I'm Not Sick, Just A Bit Unwell: Life with Neurofibromatosis

Yvonne Foong
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At the age of sixteen, Yvonne Foong was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, an illness that leaves patients to live in silence, isolated from a world that so many of us take for granted. As she enters the gloomy life of hospital wards, relationships and friendships are put to test. If you ever wondered what it is like to cope with an incurable illness and to constantly receive news that crushes the human spirit, Yvonne's story is a story o resilience and hope. Her efforts saw her being crowned Most Outstanding Youth of 2005 and the winner of the Dream Malaysia Award in the same year.

Emotional, stark and honest, "I'm Not Sick, Just a Bit Unwell" not only sheds light on the dreadful effects of neurofibromatosis, it also takes you on a journey to understand the struggles all challenged Malaysians face. It is an inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to realise the power of faith and hope.
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About the author

Yvoone Foong, a blind-deaf Neurofibromatosis  type 2 (NF2) patient, an incurable disorder that makes tumours grow in all her life. She was being diagnosed with NF2 at the age of 16 years old and her hearing and vision were slowly damaged. Neurofibromatosis causes tumors to grow anywhere in the brain, along the spinal cords and pheriphoral nerves. She had to go for different surgeries to safely remove tumors whenever it was needed to preserve her life. Without any medical insurance, she learnt to raise funds herself to pay for her medical treatments. At the age of 31, she had underwent 22 successful surgeries and still counting. 

For more information, please visit www.yvonnefoong.com

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Yvonne Foong
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Published on
Jun 1, 2006
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Pages
98
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9789834325305
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / General
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Special Needs
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