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Cancer patients and Children staying at Home should not lose hope – Keke Wahengbam

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Cancer patients and Children staying at Home should not lose hope – Keke Wahengbam

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Imphal, April 27:

Writer and Cancer survivor, Keke Wahengbam celebrated his birthday along with cancer patients staying at Apna Ghar, Keishamthong Irom Pukhri Mapal and the orphan of Poirei Nawakon at Achanbigei Koirengei.
The programme organized by Meitei Eikhoi Punshinsi, and MEIPUN(United We Stand) WhatsApp Group was attended by Rakesh Naorem, Surendra Ningomba, Bobo Khundrakpam, Joymati, Suresh, Malemnganba, Dr. Maibam Eteen, Romio, Leo Nameirakpa, KC Gita, Khoimu and along with other members.
Encouraging the cancer patients staying at Apna Ghar, Keke Wahengbam said “One should not lose hope or despair upon receiving a cancer diagnosis. The notion of succumbing to death upon diagnosis should be discarded, and one should live freely. I have lived as if dead for the past two years, yet I am delighted to have conquered this dreaded disease and resumed a normal life. Through my experience, I convey a message of hope: cancer can be overcome and defeated.”
As a part of Keke Wahengbam’s birthday celebration, a simple lunch programme along with the children of Poirei Nawakon of Achangbigei Koirengei was organized.
Uplifting the spirits of the children at the home, Keke Wahengbam said “While residing in a children’s home, one should not lose hope. There are countless stories of individuals who grew up in such homes and went on to achieve great success. Take, for example, Ngangom Dingku, the Asian Gold medalist boxer, who was raised in an orphanage.”
Mayengbam Chanu Rita, President of Poirei Nawakon, speaking about the inception of the home said “Poirei Nawakon was established in 2006 by a group of like-minded women, with a special focus on providing care for orphaned girl children. Running without government assistance, the children’s home sustained itself for approximately 15 to 16 years through the pooled resources of its founders. Some of us even sacrificed our personal lives, choosing to remain unmarried for the sake of the children under our care. Today, the home is receiving some support from the Social Welfare Department.”
With the love and support of the people, the home now has around 34 girl child, Rita further added.

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