From Loss To Gain

When Zhen’s husband died of stage four cancer, she felt like losing the only person she could depend on and didn’t know how to cope with all the sudden changes. Although she was so consumed in her pain, she tried hard to support three grieving children. Through continuous support from ChickenSoup, Zhen has learnt to move forward by practicing self-love and finding her own happiness.

FIC#017: Story of Zhen and Her Family

 
Absence of Breadwinners
  • Father died of stage four cancer
  • Full-time single mother with three children
 
Illnesses
  • Mother has serious mental health issues after father passed away
  • One child suffered from PTSD and became more introvert
  • One child has ADHD and ASD, creative and talented but being labelled as naughty
 
Extreme Poverty
  • Entire saving spent on father’s cancer treatment
  • Household of four living on CSSA for
  • Living in a worn-out flat on rooftop

WORDS FROM THE FAMILY

  • “Life is difficult, but I’m thankful that I have learned the importance of self-love through the support of CSF. I have prepared a birthday gift for myself the first time in my life, thanking myself for my dedication to my family.”

    Zhen
    Single mother of three
  • “After my husband died, what I did was try to encourage my children on a daily basis and be a role model to show them how life still goes on. I felt more positive when my home is kept in its pristine state.”

    Zhen
    Single mother of three

Mother’s Day Tributes

It takes an immense amount of courage for our families to share their personal journeys, given that they have been through extreme and sometimes traumatic hardships.  Zhen told the South China Morning Post how she found the strength to soldier on despite challenges on bereavement and coronavirus misery.

Celebrating A Soul-Good Journey

Once on the verge of collapse, Mrs Zhen and her family have transformed tremendously. A self-love advocate, Mrs Zhen is now proud to share her own story with other crisis families. Our first SOUL Amazing Day series symbolizes an important milestone this family – watch now!

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Families In Crisis

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  1. Please read the introduction of our program.

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