It Changed My Life: The surgeon and the Dalai Lama

Doc who beat a tough past now goes on medical missions and conducts cancer checks for monks

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Dr Felicia Tan lost her mother at a young age and had to pay for her medical school fees on her own. She is now a founder of FeM Surgery and regularly goes on medical missions to help communities in need.
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For the past few years, Felicia Tan has been thinking about a security guard who worked at Changi Airport more than 20 years ago.

The Malay man had been very kind to her when she was a junior college student who sometimes spent nights at the airport because she had no place to stay.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 29, 2020, with the headline It Changed My Life: The surgeon and the Dalai Lama. Subscribe