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Terminal cancer no hindrance for woman who helps out at Assisi Hospice – The Independent Singapore News

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“What would you do if you know that the time you have is limited?” asks Assisi Hospice in a Facebook post.

The hospice introduced 47-year-old Kimberly Faith Ng, who chose to “gift her time by volunteering”. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, she was told two years later that she had end-stage cancer.

Wearing a back brace to support her spine does not hinder Ms Ng from helping out. “She felt it was a good time for her to volunteer when she heard about Lent at Assisi through her church friends,” according to the post.

Photo: FB screengrab/Assisi Hospice

“Physically, I feel well enough, now that I am not doing chemotherapy any more. I don’t know how much time I have left, and I want to help others when I still can,” said Ms Ng.

She takes orders and serves  kueh to patients at the hospice in Thomson Road.

Photo: FB screengrab/Assisi Hospice

“It may be something small, but I feel happy to be able to spread the joy to the patient and make the patient feel loved. As the volunteer management staff pointed out, every little task we do, we give our best, as it could possibly be the last meal for the patient,” she added.

Assisi Hospice thanked Ms Ng for spending time to care for the more vulnerable.

“Your gesture of taking ice cream and kueh orders, and serving patients with love, really brightened up their day,” said the hospice.

Those who are interested in volunteering this Lent can sign up here.

Assisi Hospice depends on donations for about 40 per cent of its operating costs. Almost half of its patients “are the poorest of the poor” and need financial assistance.  If you want to help, you can make a pledge here. /TISG

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