AC sent me the following message on 21 August 2010.
“Hi Dr Lim, sorry to disturb you as I could not reach you by phone. My name is AC, a member of Subang Jaya Buddhist Association. I also attended your talk and have a copy of your book, Eating for Good Health. I appreciate if I can get a Mandarin version of the book for my father to read. He had just finished his operation on colon rectum cancer and was of course asked by the doctor to go for chemotherapy for 30 shots. I am very worried if he can even last a few shots as he is already 81 years old. I am thinking if there is an alternative method to prolong it in an easier way for him to on his life. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks. Cheers.”
The next day, 22 August 2010, I invited AC to the house to pick up the health book and showed a video on the scientific findings on how health food can prolong a cancer patient’s life.'
I was touched by AC’s sincerity to assist his father. Since I had some free time in the afternoon, AC brought me to see his father (staying in the vicinity).
During the hour interaction, it was again obvious that cancer treatment is not confined to taking health food alone. It has to be holistic. In particularly, the family ‘conflict’ has to be resolved to enable her father to embark on a journey of healthy eating to prolong his life, irrespective whether he undergoes radiotherapy or not.
I later sent two SMS to AC. Her SMS replies:
“Thanks so much for your kindness in spending an hour with my father. For your precious sharing which I indeed so grateful to your kind effort. Will update you on my father’s progress later. Meantime, would appreciate your feedback on on Dr Chan’s method on his website. Wishing you a great week ahead. With metta.”.
“Thank you very much for your encouragement. We certainly respect his decision as he is quite a wise person to me. I have forgiven him. Thank you again for your kindness. May you and your familybe always blessed with love, joy, health and abundance of wealth. With metta.”
To AC: The good health of my family members is our wealth. This treasure is to be valued by all, not my family alone.