Speak The Unspoken


I’m not the type of person to talk about death or care. It wasn’t a dinner conversation as I come from a conservative family where such talk was “pantang larang”. No parent would ever want to deal with their child’s passing, so when my daughter had cancer, I realised we needed to cross that bridge and talk about possibilities. We talked about how she wanted her care, why she would want things done a certain way and also our thoughts on death since the possibility did creep into my mind. I’m glad we got through it because when a tragedy occurs and a life is on the line, you can make every second count, take action and know what to do.

– Tan K.M, age 63

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