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Hope floats: Couple's inspiring sailing adventure

Round-the-world boat trip is couple's way of inspiring others

Published on Mar 29, 2014 9:23 AM
Cancer survivor Ng Yong Seng and his wife Wong Siew Wheng will be spending the next two years sailing round the world. They hope their trip will encourage other cancer patients to live their lives to the fullest. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Nine years ago, doctors told Mr Ng Yong Seng that he had stage four blood cancer.

He had more than a hundred tumours in his body, the biggest of which was in his lung and was the size of a large orange.

Mr Ng was ready to give up hope - they call stage four the last stage for a reason, he thought. But his then girlfriend and now wife Wong Siew Wheng insisted he would pull through.

And he did.

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