By Cheng-Wen Wu, Chwan-wen Liu
This can be a biography of Dr Felicia Wu. Felicia was once a scientist with a winning profession in melanoma learn, yet what marked the main notable point approximately her lifestyles used to be her trip as a very courageous melanoma sufferer and an extremely decided melanoma fighter. initially, this ebook was once meant to be an autobiography written and narrated through Felicia herself. She desired to proportion with different melanoma victims her thirteen lengthy years of expertise scuffling with melanoma to organize them for the negative effects and uncertainties of the remedy, and in addition to inspire them to brace and face their very own remedy with no worry. What she didn't observe then was once that her time used to be ticking away, and her lifestyles trickling off speedy. Writing her personal autobiography proved to be an most unlikely job. Felicia succumbed to the lengthy conflict and departed from this global. Her husband, Dr Cheng-Wen Wu, accomplished the uncompleted job of writing the booklet in loving reminiscence of her. The biography of Felicia, initially released in chinese language variation, has been suggested as a examining version for college students in colleges and was once nominated for an award in Taiwan. Felicia's tale had additionally encouraged the creation of a documentary movie entitled, a fondness for all times, funded and subsidized through the yank melanoma Society. This biography of Felicia in English variation, painstakingly translated by means of Dr Cheng-Wen Wu and his taking part translator, Ms Annie Chen, will surely stay as much as its unique premise as an concept to the touch extra lives and as a resource of power to all who come across trouble, sadness and damage at any aspect in their lives.
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Extra info for A Passion for Life: My Life-Time Companion, Felicia
Felicia and I are products of the post-colonial Taiwan; she was born in the year 1939. The years thereafter were a turbulent and tumultuous period in Taiwan’s history, and during those times, Felicia grew up in a unique household. qxd 11/9/2009 4:12 PM Page 6 FA 6 A Passion for Life — My Lifetime Companion, Felicia Memories of the White Terror Era In the year 1950, traces of the Japanese Occupation still lingered in the air of the lush green city of Taipei. Men clad in working pants walked around in wooden sandals; tension permeated in the air.
The charred remains of the doctor’s home on Nanjing West Road still stood as a silent testament to a chaotic era, but at least Father was busier than ever before… Gaining Admission into Taipei First Girls’ High School In her early years, Felicia was the epitome of a model daughter — obedient, clear-headed, intelligent, and fun-loving. She would by no means be a cause of worry to her father and mother. Even as a young child, she was extremely self-disciplined and displayed great talent, especially in academics.
Felicia’s secondary school life was enriching and fulfilling. She had no regrets, other than her father’s increasingly busy schedule which further widened the distance between him and his children. In college, Felicia and I already knew each other. One day she came over while I was organizing pictures. Noticing the Taipei City Junior High Model Students commemorative photograph in my hand, she exclaimed, startled, that she too was in this picture. We spotted our faces in the picture, looked at each other, and smiled.