“We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances. We need not walk alone.”
Who are we?
We are a community of brain tumour patients, caregivers and friends who come together from all walks of life and many different circumstances to support and help each other in our journeys so that no one with a brain tumour would walk alone.
Established in March 2014, BTSS was accorded Institution of Public Character(IPC) status by the Ministry of Health on 8 June 2022.
The diagnosis of a brain tumour can be devastating. BTSS patients and caregivers understand this first-hand. We want to share our experience and knowledge to help patients and families at every stage – from the diagnosis to the treatment, rehabilitation and assimilation back to society.
How does BTSS help?
- Provide moral and resource support to brain tumour patients and caregivers
- Provide patient education to better inform brain tumour patients and caregivers
- Advocate for better information, welfare, medical treatment and institutional care on behalf of brain tumour patients and caregivers
- Raise public awareness of brain tumours and their effects on patients and the consequent understanding and support that is required from the public, including employers, media and government
- Raise monies to support the causes of the Society
BTSS does not:
- Provide medical advice and consultation services
- Evaluate medical professionals or hospitals
- Promote products and services, example: MLM healthcare products
- Impose our experiences and beliefs on others
Executive Committee (EXCO)
Melissa Lim founded the Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) or BTSS in 2014 and currently serves as its President.
Dr. David Low
David is a practising neurosurgeon in Singapore, specialising in adult and paediatric brain tumours. He currently serves the Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) as the Vice President.
Siow Peng Chai
Siow Peng brings to BTSS more than 10 years of experience in financial knowledge, corporate governance and leadership. She has served in non-profits in Humanitarian, Arts and Education, and for-profit organizations in professional services and insurance MNCs.
Cammie was trained as an architect, and now she is a financial advisory representative with estate planning certification. She was also an ex-patient with TTSH (NNI). She hopes to support the members by sharing of her experiences in her life journey.
A mom of three with a background in banking and finance, Jackie is a full-time caregiver to her daughter who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma at age 6. Touched by the help extended by charitable organisations, Jackie started volunteering with BTSS in 2018. She dreams of a world where our kids never have to deal with health problem.
Peter is a company director with over 20 years of experience in the instrument and engineering industries. His ability to engage with people easily makes him an effective facilitator in our support group meetings.
- Ratnah Hafizah
CONNECTING TO BEFRIEND, ENABLE AND EMPOWER
BTSS Support Groups and Befrienders extend moral support
BTSS Talks and Website provide information to enable good decisions and care
BTSS Grants provide practical assistance, and regular activities promote bonding