Appeal Letter from Mr Norman So and Father Stephen Chow

Dear Wahyanites,

Cheung Chung Pan, aged 23, graduated from WYK in 2003 after sitting for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education. He has been suffering from lymphoedema, a disorder which results from the malfunctioning of the lymphatic system. His condition began to show when he was in Form Two (Grade 8). It was bad when he was in Form Four and has deteriorated much since. His right leg has grown to an elephantoid size, which prevents him from taking part in normal social and workplace activities. His right thigh is thicker than his chest, his right calf is even bigger, and his right instep is swollen like a balloon. Photographs showing his condition are available from the undersigned.

Mrs. Cheung, Chung Pan’s mother and a founding member of the Parents’ Association of the school, has been trying very hard to find a way to restore his health. The doctors and hospitals in Hong Kong do not have the expertise to guarantee even an acceptable cure. Luckily, a doctor in Taiwan, Professor Chen Hung-Chi or E-Da Hospital, is a world-renowned expert in operative treatment of lymphoedema. Mrs. Cheung has decided to send Chung Pan to Taiwan for a series of operations within a month.

The Cheung family, broken and without a father, is almost destitute. They cannot afford the hospital and operation expenses, which amount to HK$300,000. Exhausted between working very hard at odd jobs and looking after Chung Pan, Mrs. Cheung is still HK$200,000 short. We are making an appeal to caring Wah Yan old boys to give help in whatever ways they can. Donations can be made by cheques payable either to the “Fr. Kelly Educational Fund Limited” or “Wah Yan College, Kowloon”. As the Fr. Kelly Educational Fund Limited is a registered charity in Hong Kong, donations over HK$100 are eligible for claiming tax exemption. If you make a donation by cheque, please put the name Cheung Chung Pan on the back of the cheque.

Men for and with others, your help is urgently needed!

Norman So
Principal
Wah Yan College, Kowloon

Rev. Stephen Chow, S.J.
Supervisor
Wah Yan College, Hong Kong and Wah Yan College, Kowloon

Appeal letter