by Tang Kar Wai
So Wad is put together by the Dreamcatchers, our NUH peer group formed by adolescents with different forms of chronic illnesses, all of which ranges in severity. These include spina bifida, end- stage renal failure, liver transplant, diabetes, congenital heart diseases and more. These chronic conditions can’t be “cured” and our kids often have to live with the symptoms or side-effects of the treatment for the rest of their lives.
Living with a chronic illness is definitely no easy feat! However, you’ll discover as you read on in this newsletter that these conditions are not dis-abling and that our patients can and have gone on to achieve so much more! We’re proud for the newsletter to serve as a living testimony of our adolescents’ extraordinary spirit, talents and achievements and for it to capture the snapshots of our adolescents’ life as they grow with and through the chronic illnesses!