Liang had invited me for a visit with the blood cancer
patients at Queen Mary Hospital. The view of so many
ailing patients upon my arrival was as shocking as it
was heartbreaking for me - some were young children
and many were in their prime years. Looking back, I
realize the true wonder of how at first sight I saw
only their pain and yet they received me with nothing
but love and a genuine happiness to see me in the ward.
To say the least, it was an overwhelming and humbling
one particular female patient who made an impression
on me as she was taking rest after a chemotherapy treatment.
She bounded out of her bed as soon as she saw me, held
my hands tightly and said, "Po Chu, is it for real?"
as she broke into tears. "It's such a blessing
for me to see you here in person! I used to wait for
you outside the studios for days. Your visit has lifted
me and I'm feeling much better now!"
to my fateful surprise that the visit turned out to
be much longer than I had originally planned, as many
patients urged me to stay on to chat with them. I did,
and the blessing of hope and courage that day became
believe that every one of us needs to count our blessings
for each day that we live. Let us all give thanks for
our health and spare whatever time we have amid our
busy schedules to help those who are in need. It is
a great honour for me to serve as the Ambassador of
the Hon Kong Blood Cancer Foundation, and it is my desire
to help bring encouragement and support to the patients
and their loved ones in the fight against blood cancer.
The logo of our Foundation
is a rare four-leaf clover, a meaningful symbol indeed.
Usually only three-leaf clovers can be found and these
symbolize hope, faith and love. According to the legend,
finding a four-leaf clover is a sign of luck. It is
therefore my sincere wish that the Hong Kong Blood Cancer
Foundation will bring even more than hope, faith and
love to the blood cancer patients and their families,
and also the best of luck!
Chan Po Chu