(Hong Kong, 6 August 2017): The Little Life Warrior Society (LLWS) organised the 3rd “Outstanding Little Life Warriors Award” Presentation Ceremony at the Auditorium, The Main Clinical Block and Trauma Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital today to celebrate the courage and resilience of five awardees – Chow Wang Kei, Ho Wai Hong Stanley, Kwan Siu Yin Marvin, Lo Oi Shan Angeline and Wong Ho Yan Mary (Please refer to the next page for the awardees’ details).
Targeting at people who had cancer, severe blood diseases or bone marrow transplant during their childhood, LLWS initiated the “Outstanding Little Life Warriors Award” three years ago with the aim to recognise the outstanding achievements of the awardees, encourage them to serve as role models for other children in similar situations and to raise public awareness of child patients. The five awardees all had cancer during their childhood. With the treatment by medical professionals, support from their families and their enthusiasm for life, they managed to win the battle and achieve remarkable results in different aspects. Three of them (Chow Wang Kei, Stanley Ho and Mary Wong) shared their own experiences with the audience at the ceremony.
Attending the ceremony as the award presenter, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health, HKSAR congratulated all the awardees and said that the Award was a big encouragement to them. She added that the theme of today’s event was “dream” and she encouraged everyone to try to make their dreams come true.
Other VIPs attending the ceremony included Professor Wu Ting Yuk Anthony, GBS, JP, National Standing Committee Member, The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Dr. Lo Su-vui, Cluster Chief Executive, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority; Professor Leung Ting Fan, Chairman, Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Li Chi Kong, Chief, Division of Haematology/Oncology/BMT, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Godfrey Chan, Head and Chief of Service, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital and HKU-Shenzhen Hospital and The University of Hong Kong; Dr. Cheuk Ka Leung Daniel, Chairman, Hong Kong Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Study Group; Dr. Ling Siu Cheung, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Prince Margaret Hospital; and Dr. Li Chak Ho Rever, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital.
“LLWS holds the ‘Outstanding Little Life Warriors Award’ in order to encourage hospitalised child patients and survivors to face their difficulties with a positive mind and perseverance so as to live a brilliant life,” said Ms. Chan Wai Yee Ois, Chairperson of LLWS. LLWS has extended the eligibility of nominees to patients and survivors from all the hospitals that set up the paediatric oncology and haematology, including Prince of Wales Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital. “The Award this year was well received and attracted quite a lot of nominations from different hospitals.” Ms. Chan added.
In addition to Outstanding Little Life Warriors, LLWS also presented awards to six Excellent Little Life Warriors who have not been awarded the “Outstanding Award” but have shown excellent performances. The six awardees are Au Ho Wa, Cheung Tak Kit, Lai Hoi Lam, Lam Sio Fan, Lam Sze Man and Mak Ka Yan. LLWS arranged the “Little Life Warrior Choir” which is formed by patients and survivors of childhood cancer or severe blood diseases to perform to encourage the public with music.
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