SG$6,850.00Donated So Far
Singapore athletics legend James Wong Tuck Yim on Friday announced that he has begun work on a book that will chronicle his sporting successes, as well as the cancer he has been battling since the start of 2023.
The 54-year-old, who won 10 SEA Games gold medals between 1993 and 2011, was diagnosed with Stage Two bile duct cancer in early February.
After undergoing a whipple surgery in late February which lasted 11 hours, Wong went on to complete eight cycles of chemotherapy over seven months.
"Over the past year, I have used what I learnt from my sporting career to overcome the difficulties I have encountered in my cancer journey.
"I hope that I can share my experiences to help people who are facing problems in their lives, be it cancer or anything else, to improve their situations."
He added that he hopes telling his story will also help advocate cancer screening among members of the public.
"This is a chance to spread awareness and remind people to do their regular checkups. Don't think just because you are active, you're an athlete or whatever, that you're Superman and you can't get sick," he said.
"This book will be a way for him to frame his career as an athlete, and how he has used it to fight a different battle."
Wong said he is seeking donors to help raise funds for the book. Proceeds from the sales, combined with the raised funds, will be allocated to support cancer organizations dedicated to aiding cancer patients and their families.
Those who wish to know more and are interested in contributing can reach Wong at [email protected].
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