Brain Tumour on TV – K I N

Have you been keeping up with Channel 5’s Kin? It has been very heartwarming to see a brain tumour patient represented on television.
Melissa Lim, our president has this to say:

“I have been following the KIN series and find that the portrayal of the presentation of the disease was realistic. Brain Tumour is difficult to detect as the symptoms, like headaches, seem generic. It usually takes an accident, like a fall, for further investigations to reveal a brain tumour. Good research Mediacorp.”

Show your support for brain tumour awareness by tuning in and sharing the TV series to your families and friends.

You can always catch up with the show on Toggle if you missed an episode.

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Brainy Car Rally 2018 – Light Up Installation!

Along with adrenaline-charged Supercars, one of the key highlights of BCR would definitely be the light up installation! Attendees may light up a bottle to show their support for brain tumour awareness. These bottles will be placed in a special exhibition shaped like a brain. Are you excited to show your support for brain tumour awareness?

Mark your calenders for Brainy Car Rally on 21 October 2018! We will feature many interactive games and activities that participants will enjoy so see you there!

Admission is FREE!



Brain cancer on TV

Our President of BTSS, Melissa was the advisor who shared her experience and knowledge to the research team for Channel 5’s new show, Kin (TIF). In this particular episode, one of the major characters, Deanna deals with her declining health and finds out that she has brain cancer. This is indeed a sad but real plight that many of us face – dealing with a diagnosis and struggling for emotional support from family and friends. At BTSS, we aim to provide information, support and advice to those in need.

Click on this link: to watch the episode!

If you missed the show on channel 5, you simply catch up on Toggle!

News Testimonials

Xinyu (Featured in Shin Min Daily News)

Thank you Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 for sharing Xinyu’s story. A brain tumour diagnosis not only affects the patient but the whole family. Caring for a loved one can be difficult and we hope that people who read Xinyu’s story will be touched and motivated to support other families in a similar situation.

Read the full article here.


Jayden and Joanna Chong

Joanna was four days short of turning nine back in 25 October 2014 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Two days after the diagnosis, Joanna underwent surgery to remove the tumour.

Her father, Jayden left his job to care for his daughter after she became so weak during her treatment that she could not even sit up. Jayden spent the next few months taking care of her, ensuring that her needs were well-taken care of. After hearing about BTSS through a TV news programme, Jayden reached out to BTSS to get in contact with doctors and support from other families going through the same experience.

Today, Joanna is stable with no relapse to date and recently finished her PSLE. While the journey for the father and daughter wasn’t easy, the pair are closer than ever. They treasure the time spent together and Joanna views her father as a role-model and superhero.

As a full-time caregiver to Joanna, Jayden has not been able to go back to full time work despite having professional qualifications and experience.  When the BTSS Beneficiary Employment Scheme was launched to offer short-term and flexible employment opportunities to unemployed patients and long-term caregivers, Jayden applied. He has since been a well-loved tuition supervisor to our kids under the BTSS Tuition Programme, which also has Joanna as a beneficiary student.