Genique's Recovery

In March 2016 our daughter, Genique, was diagnosed with a brain tumor growing from the optic nerve. It's called a Pilocytic Astrocytoma, but she calls it her "mushroom". On 31 Aug 2016, Dr Charlie Teo removed 85-90% of the tumour. Unfortunately Genique's vision was severely affected by the tumour. This blog is about her recovery and the challenges our family face daily. My Story / Video Story

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Pay It Forward

A few months ago I started a new, and very exciting, job.

One meets many people who are always eager to get to know you better.

This, of course, means you have to be prepared to answer many questions:

“How long are you in Australia?”
“Where are you originally from?”
“How many kids do you have?”

I don’t mind these questions, but knowing me, I sometimes share more than I should :)

So, I made an extra effort this time not to share too much of the “bad” hand life has dealt our family.

Despite my efforts, there were some questions which could not be avoided:

“Was your daughter born blind?”
“Why were you at the hospital, is your daughter okay?”

When these questions surfaced, I would kindly mention it could take up to 15 minutes, and then shared Genique’s incredible journey.

After I’ve shared our story with a few folks, they encouraged me to share it with a greater audience.

I agreed and signed up for the End-of-Month-Talks.

This gave me the opportunity, between 5-10 minutes, to share our story.
It was my first time sharing it with a bigger audience, and it went really well.

We all have a story to tell…what is yours?

Be brave and share your story, no matter how big or small, and you would be amazed by the number of people you can help.

Kind Regards

Pay it forward presentation:

Video tribute in presentation: