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1999 Send Love to Hong Kong
1999 Send Love to Hong Kong
Date: October 22 - 28, 1999

        A 10-people visiting mission was invited to attend the Hong Kong Love & Care Charity Banquet, including Guo Ying-Lan (President of Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation), Sophia Chao (Vice President & Executive CEO of Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation), Sun Hsin-I (Deputy CEO), Chou Shang-Guan (Head of the Chou, Ta- Kuan Children's Ensemble), and Mother of Love Volunteer Group. Guo Ying-Lan accepted the interviews with major Hong Kong media and introduced Chou Ta-Kuan's stories of fighting against cancer, and the Foundation published the Rainbow in Life by Chen Wen-Fang to raise fund for the critically sick children.
        Chen Wen-Fang, suffering from congenital bone disease and mucopolysaccharidoses type VI. Before the age of five, she frequented hospitals for a long time and received injection. After the age of five, she stopped growing. After attending the primary school, in spite of mocking and unfriendliness, she did not feel depressed or deny herself on this account. Rather, she tried hard to find her interest, so playing the piano became part of her life. She could, thanks to her excellent memory, play whatever songs she listened to.

        After entering high school, in order to overcome physical obstacles, she used an enlarger to read and write. Although she knew that she had a life expectancy of only 30 years, she did not feel sorrowful for this, but regretting why the doctors did not tell her this fact earlier. Yet, because of this, she had a clearer idea of her path. She desperately created and wrote articles, hoping that she could leave more brilliant works in her limited life. Regarding Liu Hsia as her example, she hoped that she could motivate others like Liu Hsia, and she made it. She was known as "Hong Kong's Liu Hsia", hoping to found MPS Charity Foundation with her efforts and books to help more sick children like her. She received the first Fervent Global Love of Lives Award on May 25, 1998, and was also honored the 1998 Hong Kong Outstanding Student Award.