Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, HL, the best present I ever received in my life
Being a cancer survivor, I had learned to be grateful, appreciate people around me, live in the moment and the most important thing is we can start doing what is impossible now by doing what is possible now. Nevertheless, good health is the key to everything.
I am a newly registered PhD student in the University Malaya, UM and my research is focus in the higher education leadership and management. Unfortunately, the scholarship from the university and government had stopped, according to the Institute of Postgraduate Study,UM. Currently, I cannot afford to pay all my tuition fee and living cost for my four years study, estimated MYR84 140 or USD19 850, as I just recover from the disease, and all my saving had been used up to pay the entire medical expenses.
I am a relapsed HL cancer survivor. I was first diagnosed with HL in October 2013, and received the chemotherapy and complete remission on 2014. But in October 2015, its relapsed again, I started the salvage chemotherapy and received the autologous stem cells transplant treatment on 28th July 2016 in University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and discharged from the hospital on 15th August 2016. God bless, I have recovered again and in the pink of health now.
I’m aspire to teach the future teacher in the university after finishing my PhD study. I believe that integrity is the core value of a teacher and also as a human being, while teaching and leading by example is the best teaching method for a teacher.
I always believe that a good education can change the life of a people, a society and a nation. A great nation starts from the great education in the classroom. A group of great teachers can re-shape the country. Teacher and the student are the souls of the education. One of the key element of an education succession is the student able to think and analyse critically, and able to questions the authority. We need an education revolution instead of reformation in Malaysia. The position of a teacher should be a pride and responsible, and not just a job.
When the first time I facing the death, I realized that what I really want is become an educator instead of a scientist, so I stopped my PhD (MRI study in dementia patient) application from University Sains Malaysia. After I was remission from HL in June 2014, I started to teach in private university in July 2014, to gain one year experience before I qualify to apply PhD in education in UM. In year 2015 when I finally qualify to apply for PhD, I found out that HL was relapsed. I started the salvage chemotherapy in November 2015. But I still haven’t given up on my dream, I send out the postgraduate study application in April 2016 and finally I get the postgraduate offer from the university in August 2016.
The reason why I change my field of study from health sciences to education is because I strongly believe that,
In Medical Field, Medical Team saves a patient,
In Education Field, Education Team saves a nation.
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It is difficult for me to request help from outside, but this is much more bearable compare the thought of giving up my PhD studies after all those hardships that I have gone through.
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Bank account holder: Chia Chi Kuan
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Bank account no. : 7020 662 196
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