Kelvin Choo – father of five boys aged 2 to 10 – is a cancer survivor who draws his strengths from his family, especially his dedicated wife.
Read on to learn more about his story as our Run For Hope 2017 ambassador.
- When were you diagnosed and at what age?
I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage 3 colon cancer. I was aged 47 then.
- How did you find the strength to go through the treatments?
Seeing my wife tending to the family, her work and looking after me during my recuperation gave me the strength that I should not give up on my treatment, but to look forward to each day. I felt that I should not let her shoulder the burden herself.
- What did friends or family members do or say that meant the most to you?
Friends and family members were very supportive on my road to recovery by reassuring me that medical sciences are very advanced in treating this illness. They also helped me by taking on my work when I went for treatment.
- Can you share anything about donating to the Run For Hope cause?
I am running this Run For Hope 2017 for my father who lost the battle in 2016, and for all those who are still receiving treatment. My message to them is that they should not give up – press on!
Kelvin and his family will be participating in Run For Hope 2017. Join him and thousands of other survivors to raise awareness and support for cancer research at http://tinyurl.com/zn6kqyd.