On 5th Oct 2006, Ignatius Chan (not his real name) received the news – the kind we think only befalls other people. A good-natured man who didn’t drink or smoke, he enjoyed an enviable life – a good career in the IT industry, a loving wife and two adorable young daughters.
That fateful Thursday, Chan’s world fell apart when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Often referred to as a silent killer, this form of the disease rarely shows early symptoms – by the time it was detected, the cancer had already spread throughout his body. Surgery was impossible.
His wife recalls how quickly he deteriorated. Within a year, at the prime age of 41, Ignatius Chan passed away…
Dear friends, while Ignatius’ story is certainly sad, it is hardly uncommon. How many of us have lost uncles, aunts, a brother, a parent, a spouse or a close friend to so-called incurable diseases? How many of us will also suffer the same fate?
In Singapore, the numbers are alarming – almost one in three of us will die of cancer. In fact, cancer, heart disease and stroke – all lifestyle diseases – account for nearly 62% of deaths (statistics from Ministry of Health).
Yet there is another way, one which would save countless lives and avert enormous suffering; one which more and more people are waking up to.
The research is clear – many modern diseases are linked to our diets. Evidence from world renowned researchers – such as Prof T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall and others – shows that the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis etc. can be dramatically reduced through a healthful diet.
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VSS is committed to bringing this awareness to as many people as possible. Through road shows, work with schools, public talks, community activities and online resources, thousands have already been inspired to make positive changes in their lives.
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So that daughters don’t have to lose their fathers prematurely, husbands and wives their spouses, parents their children.
A contribution of just $5 a month will make a world of difference in someone else’s life. It will give them a message of hope, a message of empowerment, so that perhaps one day, stories like Ignatius Chan’s will be a thing of the past.
Be a Seeds of Hope donor and automatically enjoy VSS Premium Membership.
Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you the Giro form and a return envelope.
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