Archive for 七月, 2015

‘大口喝水得来不易’ 弟捐肾让兄重生

(右图)郑伟全(左)把一个肾脏捐给哥哥郑伟胜后,生活与从前没两样,目前在美国从事音乐工作。(受访者提供)

(右图)郑伟全(左)把一个肾脏捐给哥哥郑伟胜后,生活与从前没两样,目前在美国从事音乐工作。(受访者提供)

郑伟胜八岁时,被诊断患上红斑狼疮,这种自身免疫病不断攻击他的肾脏,导致他从小吃药如吃饭,以抑制红斑狼疮。

然而,药物的副作用却造成他鼻子长出肿瘤,为避免情况恶化,他停止服药,肾脏功能也因此急转直下。到了24岁时,他的肾脏已彻底失去正常功能,必须到全国肾脏基金会(NKF)靠洗肾度日。

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He gave 669 Czech children the ‘greatest gift’

150729 winton with some of those he saved as children

Sir Nicholas was a 29-year-old stockbroker about to set off on a skiing holiday in December 1938 when a friend urged him to change his plans and visit Prague. A politically-minded young man, he agreed to go in order to witness what was happening in the country.

The Nazis had invaded the Sudetenland two months earlier and the situation in Prague was becoming increasingly dangerous for Jews.

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Facing life’s adversities together

1437533177529_Turia-Pitt-and-Michael-Hoskin-Love-Story-in-Pictures-1Australia’s toughest survivor, Turia Pitt and her lovely beau, Michael Hoskin get their happily ever after. The long-time couple are getting married with Michael admitting, “When Turia was in intensive care four years ago, I bought a diamond ring.”

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Thumbs up for multiracial ties

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A heart-warming account of friendship has emerged in the wake of the Low Yat Plaza riot, with a viral post from a Malay Facebook user praising a Chinese mobile phone seller at Plaza Idaman, on the edge of Kuala Lumpur.

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残缺中有盼望 庄雅菁单手拼豆人生

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「当你只剩下一只手,你会如何面对你的人生?」十四岁,原本应该是挥洒青春的年纪,对于庄雅菁来说,却经历一场震撼人生的大事。

6年前的一场车祸意外,庄雅菁当场被火舌吞噬,不但脸被毁容了,全身更遭到60%的三度烧烫伤,治疗期间伤口不断感染,为了救回一命,不得已必须将左手和双脚截肢,至今经历了廿次的重建手术。

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墙上的一杯咖啡

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一日,我和朋友在洛杉矶附近威尼斯海滩一家有名的咖啡厅闲坐,品着咖啡,这时进来一个人,在我们旁边那张桌子上坐下。他叫来服务生说:“两杯咖啡,一杯贴墙上。”他点咖啡的方式令人感到新奇,我们注意到只有一杯咖啡被端了上来,但他却付了两杯的钱。他刚走,服务生就把一张纸贴在墙上,上面写着“一杯咖啡”。

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I just wanted to stop a fight

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Law Minister K Shanmugam speaking with Mr Muhammad Hanafie Ali Mahmood and his girlfriend Nabilah Nasser at Chong Pang Community Club on Wednesday. (ST)

Mr Muhammad Hanafie Ali Mahmood, 25, had only one thing on his mind when he went up to stop a commuter from bullying another man in the MRT – to prevent a fight from erupting.

“I was worried that the bully would lay hands on the man,” Mr Hanafie said.

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