I have a friend.
I have a friend, named Lim Su Ting, who discovered she had contracted stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma 2 years ago in 2014, at a tender age of 22 years old. She has a son, who was only 1 year old at that point of time and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few months prior to her cancer diagnosis. She had to endure physical and mental tortures, through many sessions of chemotherapies, surgeries, stem cell transplant procedures, as well as countless periods filled with fear, tears and pain. Even when she barely hanged on, she had to constantly worry about the well-being of her son and take care of him at the expense of her own health. However, she managed to survive this horrendous predicament and emerged victorious against the battle with cancer. Her son also adapted to the lifestyle and diet changes exceptionally well after his diagnosis.
When life seemed too tough, she braved through all hardships with grace, courage and positivity. She had taught me that perseverance is the way of life, and nothing is impossible if we set our minds on achieving our goals. She serves as a living example that we should always embrace setbacks and utilize experiences in life to be stronger than ever and to fuel our lifelong journey. She lives the best out of her life, and inspired many people around to be the best version of themselves every single day.
Beverly Mei Chin Tan