Give Generously

Baby Ryan
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Do something meaningful this Christmas. Do something for Baby Ryan. It is not for him alone but also for his buddies at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of University Malaya Medical Centre. Baby Ryan’s is a poignant tale. He suffers from congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He has been in the PICU since coming into this world on August 8, 2003. He had also undergone several major operations the first few months of his life to correct the problems associated with his illness.

Imagine a human so little suffering the rigours of chronic medical treatments. Imagine never having seen the light of day, never having felt the warmth of the sun on his cheeks and never having heard the sounds of the world outside. Imagine the only home he knows is the hospital. Imagine yourself living in a world like this and you will know what Baby Ryan is going through.

Nevertheless, this is also a tale of courage. Baby Ryan’s mummy have overcome all the torment of seeing her little one in such anguish that she has mooted the idea of getting gifts for all of Baby Ryan’s buddies in the PICU. There is nothing more self-sacrificing than to comfort others while one is in a similar predicament. Do something meaningful this Christmas. Spread some cheer to those who truly need it. Lilian is doing a great job in promoting this initiative here. I strongly urge everyone who is able to contribute in any way to make this project a success. Full information on how you can contribute is here. Baby Ryan’s story is here and here. May God richly bless you all for your generosity.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

9 thoughts on “Give Generously”

  1. christmas is about giving. after all, god gave us his son, baby jesus, one who is to be our saviour. therefore we too should give generously.

    peter, you can count on me to make some contributions.

  2. I got a call yesterday from one of my girlfriend. Her one year old son, Baby Ezra has been diagnosed with leukemia. Ezra has been in and out of hospital for the last two months. Yes, I would like to contribute to this cause, for Baby Ryan, Baby Ezra and all the other children who are suffering at such a young age.

  3. Thanks Peter. Please pray for Baby Ezra’s recovery and that God’s strength and grace be upon the baby’s parents at this difficult time of their lives.

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