Hello! I'm Leonie. I’m from Malaysia. I am nineteen this year, and I have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - a kind of blood cancer. I’m just trying to live my life to the fullest, without any regrets. I'm grateful that I’m still able to wake up to a brand new day and know that I'm still alive.

I refuse to refer to my condition as a disease. I would rather phrase it as a 'series of unfortunate events'.

I learn something new with each passing day. This is the story of my journey, and you're welcome to follow me in every step that I take.

If you would like to learn more about me and my condition, feel free to click on the navigations below. If you have any queries or would just like to say hello, drop me an e-mail at and I'll try to respond as soon as possible!



Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Let's Leap Into March!

Hello readers! I'll be keeping this short for now.

First of all, I've completed all 27 fractions of radiotherapy. I'd a blood test done, and I'll only get to go for a PET scan three months later. As the effect of radiation is still there, going for a scan now will produce inaccurate results.

Three months. Anything can happen in three months.

I do worry. I do feel fear.

I guess there is nothing I can do but wait.

I'll try to update in detail soon.

Meanwhile, do look out for a special guest article by a Mr. David Haas very soon! I can assure you, this article will do a lot in enlightening you; it doesn't matter whether you are a cancer patient, cancer survivor, a family or friend of a cancer patient, or a healthy individual.

Cheers, and Happy 29th of February!



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Saturday, 4 February 2012
Freedom at 10%.

I haven't had raw food since April last year.

You see, raw food has all kinds of bacteria on it. The average human body can quite easily fight said bacteria.

Mine couldn't while I was going through chemotherapy and the transplant. Since I was lacking in white blood cells and once, even having zero white blood cells in my body - eating raw food would mean suffering more due to infections.

I couldn't have some of my healthier favourites - sandwiches, sushi and salads. (Isn't it coincidental that they all start with the letter S?)

But now, despite having to endure so much and still having to take precautions once in awhile,

I finally feel slightly liberated.



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