Ahmad Nazri Hamzah is a 23 year old athlete who represents Malaysia in Wheelchair Basketball. He was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was only 14 years old. MAKNA pitched in to assist him financially when his case was highlighted to MAKNA. His current dream is to spread the hope to other patients out there that life has no limits, with or without cancer.
Low Yong Xuan or “Baby,” as she is affectionately known, is a bubbly and active 3 year old girl. When she was just 6 months old, Baby was diagnosed with Bilateral Wilm’s Tumour, a cancer found in the kidney that spreads to the lungs. Fortunately, with help from MAKNA, Baby’s life has changed after receiving her treatment. Things have definitely looked better for Baby.
Nining Yumiarti, 42 years old, known for her vibrant personality, chose to ignore the early signs of cancer in her left breast in 2002. Further check-ups at the hospital only served to confirm this. She then opted for a mastectomy instead of chemotherapy, as she feared the latter treatment would affect her physically and psychologically, putting an effective stop to her favourite hobby, dancing. Nining later became a MAKNA volunteer and in 2012, she was recognised with MAKNA’s Excellence Volunteer Award.
Naizatul Syuhada Binti Hassan, is a 19 year old former retinoblastoma eye cancer patient. In 1997, Naizatul lost sight in her right eye to cancer. Because of her tireless effort, enthusiasm and with financial assistance from MAKNA, Naizatul secured a qualification that’s given her life a new meaning and dimension.