Volunteers bring Christmas cheer to 200 cancer-stricken children

Published: December 17, 2005 | 3035th good news item since 2003

It is the season to spread some festive cheer especially to the less fortunate.

And doctors and volunteers from the Singapore Cancer Society and the National Cancer Centre are doing just that by playing Santa Claus and Santa’s helpers to some 200 cancer-stricken children islandwide.

Santa Clause is coming to town. The reindeer did not come along, but there were 20 motorcyclists on hand to deliver the gifts!

Four-year-old Bryan Tay, who has cancer, was overjoyed when he received his present.

Joanne Teo, Bryan’s Mother, said: “He is recovering from a bone marrow transplant and said he wanted a ‘Power Ranger’ for Christmas. He is really happy that his wish came true.”

Mark O’Dell, Chairman of Fund-raising Committee for the Singapore Cancer Society, said: “At the Cancer Society, we would like to look beyond the financial part, we would like to look at the emotional needs of the patients and their families, and this exercise is really about doing our part to serve them.”

And it certainly does not take a lot to bring a smile to these faces!

Published in Kids & Teens, Volunteer
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