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.
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.
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