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Fun Zoom activities for kids

Held over 3 days (26, 27 and 29 May 2020), a group of enthusiastic volunteers led our kids through a series of activities on the Zoom platform.  Through games like Drawasaurus, Pictionary and Hangman, these sessions were a much-needed break from the doldrums of the stay-home season that everyone is in.  Though initially reserved, the kids managed to break out of their shells and became at ease with one another through the 3 sessions.  Thank you so much Ira, Aakriti, Ayush, Tanisha, Sumithra and Ms Padma!

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BTSS Inaugural e-Forum

‘Healthcare for Brain Tumour Patients during COVID-19 Crisis’. 😷👨‍⚕

If you missed our first e Forum on 16 May 20, you can access a recording of this informative dialogue on

https://youtu.be/goAo6RU2NBM

BTSS thanks our medical advisors, Dr Enrica Tan (KKH), Dr Kevin Chua (NCCS), Dr David Low (NNI), Prof Yeo Tseng Tsai and Dr Vincent Nga (NUH) for taking the time to enlighten us on how Singapore hospitals are adapting to provide a good quality of care to brain tumour patients while also ensuring our well being during the COVID-19 crisis.

BTSS also want to thank those who have take the time to ‘attend’ the eForum. We are encouraged to hear that many of you found the session informative and helpful 🤩

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Be a Mathemagician!

BTSS was privileged to have coach Priya spend a morning with 10 of our kids on 21 May 2020 over ZOOM video conferencing.  It was a break from this unique lull school holiday season.  In over an hour, coach Priya showed and taught the kids the mathematics behind a trick.  Even though this was the first time that a BTSS kids event has been held virtually, there was little hiccups and everyone participated actively.  It was a productive morning and the kids can’t wait for their second session with coach Priya next week!  Thank you coach Priya for sharing your love for BTSS!

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Telephone Support Group – 18 April 2020

We will be having our fourth session of BTSS Telephone Support Group meeting this Saturday, 18 April, at 9 a.m.  If you would like to join us, please let us know via phone 8738 5669 or email admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg.  This will be a good platform for all newly diagnosed patients to connect to our community.

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BTSS COVID-19 Care Package

BTSS has acquired and received donations of masks and thermometers which we will allocate to those among us who are unwell and require active treatments such as chemo, radiotherapy and medical reviews and tests.
If you are such a patient, please complete this form http://bit.ly/BTSSCares
Brain tumour patients who are not yet members of BTSS can likewise put in your request for masks and thermometers by reaching out to admin@braintumoursociety.org.sg.
We appreciate donations from recipients and supporters to replenish our stocks which are mostly imported from overseas.

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Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Workshop – 7 March 2020

With COVID-19 precautionary measures put in place, BTSS invited Shilpi Mohanty, a holistic health and wellness coach to share her knowledge and experience with us. We were inspired to make simple changes to our diet, personal care and even breathing techniques to improve our well-being. Thank you so much Shilpi for enlightening us this morning 😊

 

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Relaunching BTSS Wellness Fund

In tandem with our theme for 2020, BTSS wants to focus on emotional health and baseline fitness for our beneficiaries. Hence, we are relaunching the BTSS Wellness Fund.

 

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Support Group Meeting – 11 Jan 2020

BTSS first support group meeting for 2020 saw a larger than expected turn out that we had to move to the open space outside our normal meeting room.
After a robust discussion about diet and coping with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, attendees were excited to hear from BTSS President about the new treatment options that will soon be available for GBM patients.
The meeting closed with several members signing up for the telephone support groups that BTSS will be implementing in February.  Please call BTSS office if you would like to be included in our new telephone support groups that will connect and support homebound patients and caregivers on a fortnightly basis.

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BTSS Christmas Party 2019

BTSS Christmas Party 2019 was a joyous occasion which saw a record turnout of more than 100 beneficiaries, volunteers and friends at KKH Staff Lounge on 14 Dec 2019. From 9 am, enthusiastic volunteers put up decorations and set up the tables and presents. We had 2 parallel events running – a children’s party that was led by the amazing volunteers from the NUS Community Service Club and the other by energetic Karishma who soon had everyone engaged and laughing together.  A big THANK YOU to Disney Singapore for the generous donation of merchandise.  Each child went home happily with a bag of surprises!  Special thanks to Smyth, Nam and some volunteers who blessed gifts for everyone, including delicious home-baked cookies.   It is so wonderful to see our BTSS family growing in size and even closer to each other as we work together on various programmes and advocacy projects for the betterment of our community.

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Christmas Shopping with Morgan Stanley – 6 Dec 2019

The season of love and giving came early for 20 BTSS pediatric beneficiaries on 6th December. Volunteers from our corporate sponsor Morgan Stanley spent an afternoon playing Santa Claus and Santarina when they brought their young charge Christmas shopping at Vivocity. Each volunteer was paired with a beneficiary. Though it was the first time meeting the beneficiaries, the enthusiastic volunteers quickly won over the hearts of our beneficiaries. Knowing that their children were in good hands, our parents were able to relax during the shopping session. Faces of our kids beamed with delight as the volunteers indulged in their wishes. The group proceeded to Pizza Hut for food and drinks after the shopping. It was such a joy to see our beneficiaries interacting with the volunteers and amongst themselves. We hope the volunteers enjoyed themselves as much as our beneficiaries did. Thank you Morgan Stanley for spreading the Christmas cheer to us!

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