By Cheng-Wen Wu, Chwan-wen Liu
It is a biography of Dr Felicia Wu. Felicia used to be a scientist with a winning profession in melanoma study, yet what marked the main remarkable element approximately her existence was once her trip as a really courageous melanoma sufferer and a very made up our minds melanoma fighter. initially, this booklet used to be meant to be an autobiography written and narrated by means of Felicia herself. She desired to proportion with different melanoma victims her thirteen lengthy years of expertise battling melanoma to arrange them for the unintended effects and uncertainties of the therapy, and in addition to motivate them to brace and face their very own therapy with out worry. What she didn't observe then used to be that her time was once ticking away, and her lifestyles trickling off fast. Writing her personal autobiography proved to be an most unlikely activity. Felicia succumbed to the lengthy conflict and departed from this international. Her husband, Dr Cheng-Wen Wu, accomplished the uncompleted activity of writing the ebook in loving reminiscence of her. The biography of Felicia, initially released in chinese language version, has been urged as a interpreting version for college students in colleges and used to be nominated for an award in Taiwan. Felicia's tale had additionally encouraged the construction of a documentary movie entitled, a keenness for all times, funded and subsidized via the yankee melanoma Society. This biography of Felicia in English version, painstakingly translated through Dr Cheng-Wen Wu and his participating translator, Ms Annie Chen, will surely dwell as much as its unique premise as an concept to the touch extra lives and as a resource of energy to all who come upon hassle, unhappiness and damage at any aspect in their lives.
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While studying at the Okayama High School No. 6 during the Japanese colonial period, he responded to the call of famous anti-Japanese activists Xian-Tang Lin and Pei-Huo Tsai and joined the movements they organized. At school, he founded the Okayama Taiwanese Student Union and collected signatures of students studying abroad in Japan to support the anti-Japanese movement in Taiwan. To do this during the Japanese colonial period, Yi-Song Chen had to have a great deal of courage. qxd 11/9/2009 4:12 PM Page 8 FA 8 A Passion for Life — My Lifetime Companion, Felicia for freedom and democracy.
In the laboratory, she always made the utmost effort in her research; she was hopeful that she would be able to obtain results that could offer people a cure for cancer. If high dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation together could be a potential cure for cancer, she was willing to offer herself as a trial. Besides curing her own cancer, she might be able to serve as an example of a successful treatment case. Fighting to the End Before closing the coffin lid, I caressed Felicia’s cold face and gently kissed her lips.
Shu Chien stands next to Felicia in this photo taken at the Academia Sinica. Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee and his wife, who are also back in Taiwan recently. qxd 11/14/2009 9:44 AM Page 3 FA When Felicia undergoes high dose chemotherapy at the NIH, she experiences severe side effects, causing all her hair to fall out overnight and her face to turn dark and dull in tone as if she has been fed with poison. Dr. Jacqueline Peng-Wang (center) is a tremendous help to Felicia in her struggle against cancer. qxd 11/14/2009 9:44 AM Page 4 FA Former United States President Bill Clinton comes to visit his friend at the cancer center at the NIH.