Woman's dying wish to see son wed fulfilled on 10/10

Couple planned nuptials in two months, tied the knot last Sat after mum's diagnosis in July

Madam Ng Yuet Hay watching her son Chia Fu Yong marry Ms Tan Mei Xuan last Saturday, with the help of Ambulance Wish Singapore, a charity that fulfils the last wishes of the terminally ill.
Madam Ng Yuet Hay watching her son Chia Fu Yong marry Ms Tan Mei Xuan last Saturday, with the help of Ambulance Wish Singapore, a charity that fulfils the last wishes of the terminally ill. PHOTO: AMBULANCE WISH SINGAPORE

After Madam Ng Yuet Hay, 71, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July, her son Chia Fu Yong, 35, rushed to fulfil her long-cherished wish to see him tie the knot.

Mr Chia said: "I was afraid she wouldn't be able to see me wed. It's very hard to say how long she has left."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2020, with the headline 'Woman's dying wish to see son wed fulfilled on 10/10'. Print Edition | Subscribe