9 Year old raising funds for Bone Marrow patients

9 Year old raising funds for Bone Marrow patients

 9-year old boy from Singapore publishes book to raise funds for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme

Who: Yu Cheng, 9 years old, Singapore.

The Magic he is creating: Inspired by the struggles faced by patients with lymphoma (his late grandfather also passed away from the said cancer), Yu Cheng wrote & illustrated an e-book where 100% of its proceeds will go towards supporting the work of the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP)

What we love: We are inspired by how Yu Cheng used his love for reading & his creativity to turn a story full of hope into an avenue to support a good cause. His empathy for the patients and their struggles in securing the right match and/or support to treat their terminal blood-related diseases like lymphoma is admirable. Thank you for your big heart, Yu Cheng!

Facts to know: 

  • What is lymphoma? 
  • What does the Bone Marrow Donor Programme do?  

What you can do too

  • Understand: You may borrow books to learn more about blood-related diseases, and understand more about what people go through. We like these: "When a kid like me fights cancer", and "Wink". Psst, both are available to borrow from the National Library (Singapore). 
  • Support: Know a friend who doesn't feel well sometimes? They might be struggling with something you are unaware about. Sitting them at recess, walking slower to meet their pace, and sharing a snack you enjoy are things that show them you care and bring them hope. 
  • Act: Love stories too? You may also create your own version of an e-book to raise funds for the same cause, or a cause you stand for! 
  • DonateYou may also donate to Yu Cheng's cause at giving.sg. Find out more here. The fundraising ends on September 2022, coinciding with World Bone Marrow Day. 

Everyday Magic, for Tiny People with Big Possibilities. 

Source (images & information): Littledayout, by Carissa Soh, 2022. Read more here

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