Ms Lesli Berggren founded LOVE, NILS to help give emotional support to cancer patients and their families. She lost her son to cancer seven years ago.

Lending a Shoulder to Families with Cancer

When cancer strikes young children, the suffering is hard on both the child and family members. While medical treatment in Singapore is excellent for the child, little attention, however, is paid to the family’s emotional needs. To help fill the gap, Ms Lesli Berggren, who lost her son to complications that arose after beating cancer, launched charity LOVE, NILS in memory of him.
While most of their peers sought temporary jobs over the December school holidays last year, Ms Joyce Tong and Ms Christabel Ng, both 17, found greater purpose in volunteering and instead. The pair took the initiative to run extra tutoring sessions (with games and badminton afterwards) for three girls in the Chai Chee community as part of KidzCare @ Kembangan-Chai Chee’s ‘Homework Club’ programme.

Joyce Tong & Christabel Ng: Young Lives impacting Young Lives

Friends Joyce Tong and Christabel Ng, both 17, spent their December school holidays last year volunteering and reaching out to three girls in the Chai Chee community, providing academic coaching as well as fun and games under KidzCare @ Kembangan-Chai Chee’s ‘Homework Club’ programme.
Children’s Cancer Foundation beneficiary, Calista Lee (right) with her mother, Eveline Tan. Since the onset of COVID-19, Evelyn had to take extra care of Calista. Worried about her already weakened immune system, they had minimised outdoor activities. Instead, she often teaches Calista how to cook and bake as an alternative way to bond with her.

Hope Floats with Children’s Cancer Foundation

No bald statements in 2020, but Children’s Cancer Foundation presses on as they transit into teleservice engagements.