The world of Tzu Chi Nov-Dec 2022 (Vol.144)

2022 • 12 36 eople By Chan Shi Yih Translated by Leena Photo by Teh Yong Wei “Although my left eye has lost its vision, I no longer cry to my husband. Instead, I am grateful that I can still see with my right eye.” – Volunteer Chong Chin Wei When a Tough Woman Faced the Fight of Her Life I n 1971, a baby girl was born in a small town in Malacca. Her arrival added a lot of joy to the family. Being a well-behaved, smart and filial child, she was the apple of her parents’ eyes. She recounted, “My parents would take me along wherever they went. I even had the chance to take the plane when I was just one year old!” Like a little flower in the greenhouse, Chong Chin Wei grew up under her parents’ painstaking care. Life continued to be smooth sailing after she had grown up. Living a blessed life that everyone envied, she unconsciously developed a sense of superiority and