SJIIM raises RM 5000 for University Malaya Paediatric Cancer Unit

Members of SJIIM’s Parent Support Group and academic team recently visited the University Malaya Paediatric Cancer Unit to present a donation of RM 5000 which was raised during SJIIM’s Xmas Bazaar in December 2018. The PSG along with Ms Wiloughby and Mr Cairns of the school’s academic team met up with Prof. Dr Hany Mohd Ariffin, Head of Paediatrics Hematology – Oncology and Bone Marrow Centre at UMMC. Prof. Dr Hany thanked everyone for the contribution and took them on a tour of the research centre. For the visiting party, it was emotional and heartbreaking to see quite a number of children going through the chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant treatment especially with some being infants and most them being 12 years old and below. As such, it was comforting to know that the donation the unit received will help contribute to the funding for the research and treatment of these children in need. On behalf of the PSG, we would like to thank SJIIM parents for their effort and generosity in raising the funds and would like express our gratitude with a quote from the late Christopher Reeves, “When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is the hope. Once we choose hope, everything is possible”.