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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meme: Save Yvonne's Sight

I’ve been tagged by Dr Sam (you must click on the link given as he is one of the drop dead gorgeous and famous guys in blogosphere!) with a very special meme. Why I say it’s a special meme? Because this meme is about:

Yvonne Foong, 22, has neurofibromatosis type II, which has severely affected her sight and hearing due to tumors in the brain and spine. She is scheduled for an operation between 1 and 4 December 2009. The cost of surgery is USD44,000 or RM154,770, and the cost of staying in hospital for two weeks is USD915 or RM3219.

She has raised about RM10,000 of this and is hoping to raise the rest by republishing her book I'm Not Sick; I'm Just a Bit Unwell in English and Chinese. The books are now available in Malaysian bookshops and from her web site store. She is also selling T-shirts at bazaars and via her web site store. You can read about her surgery and donate to her fund here.

You can also help by sending on this meme. If you do, please follow these meme rules:

1. Create a blog entry titled "Meme: Save Yvonne's Sight"
2. List three things you love to see. Add in the picture of Yvonne's book cover. The URL is
3. End with the line, "Yvonne Foong is in danger of losing her eyesight thanks to neurofibromatosis (NF). Please find out how you can help her by visiting her blog at
4. Tag 5 blog friends. Be sure to copy the rules, OK?
5. If you have a Facebook account, please check out Ellen's new invention, a "feme" pronounced FEEM, a meme designed for Facebook here. And if you want to blog about NF, that would be great too!


3 things I love to see:

  1. World with no pollution
  2. No smokers in the world
  3. Road ethics obeyed


Bloggers I'm tagging are:


"Yvonne Foong is in danger of losing her eyesight thanks to neurofibromatosis (NF). Please find out how you can help her by visiting her blog at"


In fact if anyone else out there would like to meme or feme this - please feel free.


Note: This meme is a good one and I do it as soon as possible after my fast-breaking session with family.


  1. I'm gonna do my bit soon Bro. Thanks for tagging me. I feel sad for her. :(

  2. tekkaus - yes. i hope she will get the amount of money needed very soon!

  3. will pray for her, n will look for the book

  4. Good work Faisal! This is the least that we can do to help her. Hope the message will touch the heart of many readers.

  5. sib baik nama ku tak tersenarai dalam Bloggers I'm tagging are:


  6. balqissy - let's pray for her! :)

    drsam - i'm thinking of buying her book too. maybe after raya i will go and search for it at bookstore, another way to support her too.

  7. yanie - patut meme macam ni lagi bagus dari meme yang kita selalu buat merepek tu haha.


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