there's this comic strip in the sunday times which pokes fun at all things singaporean.... Mr CC Lee, the talented creator of this popular cartoon, had some time ago included a link to his blog, http://chewonitcomics.blogspot.com/ telling us to help a disabled orphan toddler.
Mummyji's always been meaning to check the blog out, but alas, blame it on the old failing memory, she's never gotten around to it till today...
Today however, from out of the blue, mummyji was struck by a brainwave which probably got dislodged from the recesses of her possibly-atrophying brain and finally, FINALLY, got to checking the blog out. And man, what a heart-wrenching story it is........
After reading about Thien Nhan and looking at the pictures of the bright and innocent smiling toddler, mummyji is now filled with a desire to spread the word, and help Mr Lee in his quest to rally for more donations to this kid. And for little Manh too - he's the bigger boy who was disfigured in a fire at home.
My friends, we are indeed privileged to be where we are, and be blessed with all we have.
Let's join hands and help this brave kid in his quest to look and be normal (as much as is scientifically possible) soon! You may have beaten me to Mr Lee's blog first and already donated, but perhaps you'd care to give some more? There's quite a sum raised already (lots of kind people out there) but they really need a lot more.... the operations are performed in the States and the expenses are high. Furthermore, such procedures must surely be highly complicated and not easily resolved by a nip and tuck and be over in 1 sitting. So every little bit counts!
Mummyji's read this quote a few time afore- "I complained about having no new shoes until I saw a man with no feet"... but it's easily forgotten..
In fact, Mummyji had just gone shopping and bought herself a swanky pair of new shoes only yesterday, straight after she'd cleared out the shoe cabinet the day before....oops...... it's really a timely reminder, isn't it? Not such a coincidental "out of the blue" brainwave after all. More like a slap in the head from the Guardian Angel, it seems!
So, now will really be a good time to give thanks and praise to God for the countless blessings we enjoy.. and for the gift of a complete normal body.
And to donate!!
Cheers all! ;-)
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