Hong Kong Olympian Vivian Kong writes heartfelt letter to parents urging support for child’s fencing dreams – ‘everyone has their own path’

Vivian Kong is more than an ambassador to ChickenSoup Foundation but also our next generation in pursuing their own passion.

Former epee fencing world number one Vivian Kong Man-wai in a World Cup event in Chengdu in 2019. Photo: International Fencing Federation
Fencing coach Vincent Tsui Man-sum with 11-year-old fencer Hubert Xu, who is a beneficiary of the ChickenSoup Foundation’s Project Family Cupid. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
“It becomes super precious if a child is able to find something they love.  Once we find our passion, it’s like a safe place to go to when things are out of control.  It’s empowering and we know ourselves better through that pursuit,” said our ambassador Vivian in an interview with the South China Morning Post. 
 
Vivian’s words also resonate with our Foundation’s mission.  She is more than an ambassador to ChickenSoup but also our next generation in pursuing their own passion.
 
After spending time with our 10-year-old beneficiary Hubert to share advice on fencing, school and life, our ambassador Vivian continues to inspire young athletes by publicly sharing a letter to a young local fencer’s parents encouraging them to foster their child’s passion for the sport.  Read on to find out more.

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