Brave Maeve: S’pore couple’s amazing story of love for daughter travels the world

Do me a favour and stop whatever you’re doing and check out this link right here.

Here’s a short excerpt from the linked article:

It’s never easy watching a loved one suffer.

It’s even tougher when it’s a parent watching her young one in pain — yet, that is precisely what 38-year-old Singaporean Joanne Poon went through with her now-six-year-old daughter Maeve.

Despite this, the homemaker and former drama teacher found the strength to inspire her daughter in her own unique way, by writing a storybook and creating a fantasy world that would help alleviate her daughter’s agony and motivate her to fight back against cancer.

Little did she know that her story would later become a published book, translated into at least seven languages and shipped to children’s cancer foundations in more than 14 countries all over the world, and as far away as Kazakhstan and Mozambique.

It’s a little bit of shameless promotion from my part about the author of the book my wife did the illustrations for. It’s an amazing project and I’m proud that she was able to contribute in such a meaningful way.

Joanne (the author) gets featured as Singaporean of the Day and she rightly deserves it. She seems just as amazed that her book was able to be transcribed into so many languages so quickly.

There’s also a really charming short video of her… and I must say that when I saw my wife’s name on the book it gave me a smile a mile wide.

via Brave Maeve: S’pore couple’s amazing story of love for daughter travels the world – Yahoo! News Singapore.

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