Hello everybody! First off, thank you very much for taking the time to read about my cause. Here goes (in short).
My name is Freida Ooi. A singer, dancer , fitness instructor and mummy to a fine little (not so little) three-nager.
I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer in Dec 2018. I was 30. I had two surgeries done within a span of two weeks. One lump removal and one lymph nodes removal. The type of cancer I was diagnosed with was triple negative which translates to, not very good. It's know to recur in other places and survival rate 77%.Fuck that. So I was hit hard with 6 walk-thru-hell-and-back chemotherapy sessions and 23 radiation sessions. It was hell. I was going thru a divorce and on top of that I lost my apartment and my job.
2019 was treatment year but I still slipped in choreography work in between and still taught classes. At the end of the treatment , I was actively back into the performing and teaching scene. However I have used up more then my allocated insured lifetime cancer funds. I will have to wait 3-5 years to purchase a new set of insurance. I have been able to manage so far. Hustle!
2020 and MCO. I basically lost half my income as the arts and fitness industry is a no go. Lucky for me, I managed to secure a day job in January which helped a tremendously during the MCO period, BUT it wasn't enough.
June 2020. I was schedule for a CT scan. This was suppose to be a regular scan but a nodule showed up near my scar and it was unsettling for the doctors and they ordered a ultrasound which led to a biopsy. I had the funds to pay but that was all I got and it is only the beginning of the month. I'm in a fix right now and I am seeking help.
I am linking this to my online Zumba classes and I hope you could pay for my class by contributing to this fundraiser. This means a lot to me and my little boy. Thank you.
PS : In case you do not own a PayPal account , you could always contribute directly to me at:
Freida Ooi Soo Lin