East Coast Park
Chin-up: 1 X 7
Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector – Pasir Ris Park *Updated*
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve
While other countries hold the annual Terry Fox Run to commemorate the selfless endeavour of a fine young lad from Canada, here in the sunny island (for today that is) of Singapore, the event has taken over a new name since a few years back.
While the name has changed, the mission is still the same. It is to raise fund for the National Cancer Centre Research Fund under the care of the National Cancer Centre Singapore. The money collected will be used in the research to eventually find a cure for the dreaded cancer one day.
Coming from a family whose paternal grandfather passed away after suffering from intestinal cancer and an auntie who braved all odds to overcome her ovarian cancer, this is but a small contribution that I can give so one day no more will have to agonise the terrible pain that comes with this disease.
I still can’t forget the tortured look on my yayi‘s countenance as the cancer cells wrecked havoc in his body and the only way to numb the pain was by administering him with morphine. His was at the last stage or Stage 4; the cancer cells have spread out and took control over other part of his body. In other words, he didn’t have much time on this earth. We could see he was in constant agony but he still tried to maintain a calm outlook until it was unbearable anymore. And as much as my heart sank when his soul finally left him, part of me was blissful that he finally could rest in peace.
May Allah bless his soul.
I miss you yayi.
p/s: Planned to run the 10km route but after managing just 2 hrs of sleep the previous night, chose to do the 4km run instead. According to my gps it was 3.3km so I ran another 700m on my own. Will be doing the remaining 6km this afternoon.