Yung Ngothai

January Distance Challenge

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My target 500kms

Final update on my fundrasing 'Ride for the Reason'

Today is the one year anniversary for my first shot of 6 months toxic chemotherapy ....and followed up with a bowel resection in September 2020......Unfortunately this cancer journey is not over yet and I am still living with the uncertainty of “watch and act” every three months. 


Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I have been living an active life over the last three months. The January 1000 km distance challenge “Ride for a Reason” ended 4 weeks ago. The total amount that I raised was $15,395. The highest fundraiser in history according to Cancer Council SA. I wouldn’t get this tremendous honour without all of my individual sponsors across Adelaide, interstates and around the world. Thank you very much again for your love and support.

Although the distance challenge ride is done and dusted, I have continued to challenge my fitness through various activities. Last sunday, I managed to completed a triathlon on my own   [(250 m swim, 6.5 km bike and 1 km run) x 2]. I came second in my category (out of two!). My cheering squad on the day was fabulous .....Thao was running beside me while Robyn was riding at the front and back to provide full support. And my camera crew (Mike, Walter and Andy) did an amazing job capturing those special moments ..... love you all very much...


Over and out for now !!!

Last rides of the month

I did it .... not just 500 km nor 500 miles but 1002 km of Ride for a Reason in total for this January. As per yesterday’s record, it was 873 km. I didn’t think I could make it to 1000 km on the last day of the month. By 4:30 pm today I had done 106 km ride which brings the total distance to 979 km. So my crazy friend Robyn turned up at my house at 7 pm to escort me to do another 21 km to make 1000 km .... however we ended up with 23 km for this evening ride ...


My goal was to raise $1000 for cancer council SA and again it was beyond my imagination ..... $13,500 ....


Many thanks to all my donors (both from Australia and around the world) again for being my great supporters. Love you all very much !!!


The thought of you behind me for this Ride for a Reason has kept my naughty cancer cells at bay. The recent scan result has shown that it did not spread to other parts of my body... Thanks God for that! 


Lucky me, last week I was offered a dinner ticket to Festival of Cycling VIP dinner so here I was ... wearing something different then my cycling  jersey ....


Over and out... time for this mermaid to get back to the pool 


https://www.rideforareason.com.au/fundraisers/yungngothai/distance-challenge

Smashed both goals

I am overjoyed to share with you that I have met both targets of my  fundraising “Ride for a Reason”. That is 500 km bike riding during January and raising $1000  for the Cancer Council SA. 


The total amount I have raised so far is beyond my imagination ..... more than 11 times what I aimed for which brings me to number one on the leaderboard. A wonderful surprise!!!! The donations not only came from within South Australia but also interstate and around the world i.e., Singapore, Vietnam, Netherlands, America and UK (sorry if I accidentally left out your country). Many thanks again to all my dear donors for your generous donations.


I also would like to thank the Fitton Mounfield’s family for sending father (Paul) and son (Josh who is 20 years old that could sleep-in like other uni students while on uni break) to escort my ride yesterday morning. When they knew I am doing the bike ride for fundraising.... they offered to ride with me....What a wonderful gesture!!!


Finally, a big thank to my wonderful friend whom I nicknamed Coach Mike for celebrating in style with me when I met my 500 km ride target on Tuesday (19 January).


My current riding distance is 600 km and I have one more week to ride so my aim is to reach 800 km which is approximately 500 miles. For those who haven’t had time to donate yet please click on the donate button to sponsor this famous self inflicted injury and accident prone girl, as you can see in the photo below. 

My 10th ride (81 km) on Saturday 16/1

This morning was my 10th ride. I got up at 6 am in order to get to Adelaide Railway station before 7 am.  I caught a train to Christie Beach with my three companion riders (Coach Mike, Captain Gareth and Commando Mandar). From Christie Beach, we rode to McLaren Vale, Willinga, Seaford, Port Noalunga (for fish and chips lunch) and back to Christie Beach Station via O'Sullivan beach near Port Stanvac. The bike tracks were beautiful but oh my god since I am only a beginner with cycling and also just got my health back, you can see some of the photos I uploaded below that I shamelessly had to climb up those slopes by walking beside my blue  princess bike :-( 

Thanks to my three companion who have been so patient and waiting for me at the top of the slopes ;-)

I was hoping to raise $1k but the supports I received to date was amazing ....over $8.5 k....should I target for $10k by the end of this month? 

I have done 473 km ride over the last 11 days. Only 27 km more to go and I hope to be able to complete it by Tuesday 19/1 as I have to go for my CT scan on Wednesday 20/1 to monitor the size of the two lesions on my liver :-( .......I just hope it has not multiplied aggressively over the last 8 weeks. 

Last but not least,  I wish to thanks all  my sponsors again here.

Best wishes, 
Yung (aka Jenny)

My 4th ride

Thank you to all my sponsors. I am so happy and overwhelming with all the love and supports locally (every states in Australia) and overseas including Singapore, Netherlands, USA, UK, and Vietnam...

Something about me

On 14/02/2020, I was told I got stage 4 bowel (colon) cancer (yes, the same illness as Black Panther) then by 28/02/2020, I had to do 6 months chemo and bowel surgery on 16/09/2020. During the chemo treatment, I have had no energy to do even some simple errands at home. On the first ride during the chemo treatment, I rode to Henley beach with a friend (about 12 km) and got blackout when I arrived there. My son Andy had to drive there to take me back home) and he was so angry with my poor friend .....

To cut the story short, it is not easy for me to share my illness publicly but I decided to do so (inspiring by my friend/colleague/coach Mike) to raise awareness and fundraising for the SA cancer council. I have registered to ride 500 km this January and target to raise $1000. Please help to make my goal comes true. I might need to have another chemo cycle or surgery in the next three months so I am here to enjoy my fitness while I can.

Thank you to all my family, friends, colleagues and ex and current students for your love and supports...

I'm Riding for a reason in January

I am dedicating this January to ride as many km’s as I can to support the many South Australians impacted by cancer. Did you know that every day 28 South Australians hear the words ‘You have cancer’.

The money raised through Ride for a reason enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives.

With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, the need to find better ways to detect and treat cancer is real.

Donate to support my ride so together we can work towards a cancer free future!

My Achievements

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Self Donation

Reached $ Target

Reached my ride goal

10 Donations

UV Sleeves – Raised $100

Jersey – Raised $500

Knicks – Raised $1000

Raised $1500

Earned Full Kit

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1,000

Minh Ha Pharmacist Advice Pharmacy

I am proud of your great achievements sis, I wish I am in Adelaide to support your ride

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Anonymous

Stay strong, stay positive.

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Chan Yoke Khiong

Take care girl. Stay sexy and hot.

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Peter Mullinger

With love Pxxx

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Lee Yh

You are indeed inspirational. Do take care.

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Anonymous

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Danielle White

You are an inspiration Yung!

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Ulric Seah

Stay strong and continue to inspire us. :)

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Anonymous

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Chris Eustace

I know you will achieve any target you set your mind and will to!

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Allan Pring

Great work!

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Thien & Dad

Dear Yung. My Dad and I would like to donate $216 to the cancer council as a show of support to you. Wish you'd fully recover from this and live happily ever after. 👍😁😘

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Carla Blekkink

We never met but I heard a lot about you. You are an amazing phenomenal woman, a role model to many, no doubt. Keep going. Wishing you strength.

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Phuong Taing

Dear Yung My family and I would like to donate to show our support to you. You are an inspiration and I wish you a speedy full recovery.

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Edmund & Huaming

Dear Dr Yung, Hope is living with courage and confidence. Get well soon. Ed and Ming

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Jelle Lahnstein

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Anonymous

All the best and take care.

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Daena Ho

Thank you for being an inspiration to me Prof Yung!

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Hien Nguyen

I hope you recover and feel better very soon! 🙏🏼

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Anne & Tim

What a phenomenal effort, Yung. We hope that the way you’ve smashed your $ target will be indicative of what your super human body will do to your cancer. All the best 💜

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John Agnew

You are an inspiration to us all

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Phil & Tim Tsiflidis

A very inspirational 1st goal Yung. We wish you all the best and hope you have a swift recovery. Keep on amazing us with your tenacity. Lots of love from the Tsiflidis bros!

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Nhu Nhu Va Gia Dinh

Chuc chi mau phuc hoi suc khoe!

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Nam And Linh

Love you, Cô :-*

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Jai & Zita Kowalik

Keep up your amazing spirit during these times and grind out those KMs! Much love Yung, you're an amazing person <3

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Koh Tse Yuen

You have always been a great source of inspiration and encouragement! Wish we could be there with you...

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Anonymous

Keep up your good work

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Helen Kim

This is amazing! You never fail to continue inspire so many of us in all aspects of life (especially for us chemical engineering grads - even years after moving on from your classes!)

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Peng Tonmukayakul

Support your goal my friend. .

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Andrew Mckay

Good luck and well done Jenny!

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Katrina Falkner

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Wim

Success!

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Ta Quoc Dzung

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David Lewis

You are an inspiration GI Jenny, we all love you.

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Rhodri Johns

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Chg

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Jon Milazzo

Good Luck Dr Yung

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Elaine Minerds

Good luck 💕

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Son Pham

Good luck and get well.

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Caifeng Chen

Dr young, you have been one of the toughest people I know. No matter what life has thrown at you, I know you would find a way to recover with humor and strength.

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Lily Guo

Go Dr Yung! You're amazing and inspirational! Wishing you all the best to a speedy full recovery ❤️

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Trung Pham

Hello Cô Yung, I wish you a healthy recovery. May you soon get back to the best of your health. Trung

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Peter Cassidy

Congratulations!

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Sam

Proud to call you my long time friend. Way to go, Yung!

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Anonymous

What you did is truly inspirational, Yung. And you did it with energy, excitement and great style. Congratulations!

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Matt Grooby

Dr. Yung you have always been so positive and an inspiration to us! You are an amazing role model and I hope you can beat this! Mr Grooby

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Jenny Day

Such an awesome and inspiring effort Yung!

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Mei Hwei Cheng

You are the best Nanny!!

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Barend Van Den Enden

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Wen Song

You are awesome,keep it up!Love you

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Sarina Barsby

Glad to hear you're feeling fit enough to ride again Yung!

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Robert Burford

You’ve well and truly exceeded your (modest) target

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Jason Peak

Well done

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Tc

Go girl. Well done on blitzing it. 😊🚴🏼‍♀️ You are an inspiration

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Jason Connor

Dear Yung - as always - amazing! You are a wonderful friend and mentor. Love and best wishes from the Connor family. xx

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Chatterbox

To my dearest Aunty, You are always a source of inspiration! Keep it up and stay inspirational always!

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Zeyad Alwahabi

Amazing achievement! Good luck.

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May Guo

Hi Yung, Wow, what a achievement!!! Keep it up, Yung. We are rooting for you. :) you are the best!

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Minhly Ngothai

Well done sis, keep up the great spirit and continue to fight no matter what is thrown at you. What a great way to conquer the challenge that life has put you through but you have proven that you will rise again and again. Love you heaps❤️

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Ann Johnson (nee Foong)

Hi Dr Yung, You are an inspirational woman! Stay strong and I confident you can defeat this. Check out the book called the medical medium by Anthony Williams. It may or may not be to your liking but worth exploring. Thanks for being the best lecturer any student can ever have! I look forward to seeing more FB posts from you. Stay strong!!!! xxooo Ann

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Tina Suen Ting Yau

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Brian Ng

You're truly inspirational! Get well soon.

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Ngo Hoang Mai

Ba rất hãnh diện với ý chí của con. Một thành tích và tấm gương để noi theo. Chúc mừng con hết bịnh, thêm sức khoẻ bình an sống hạnh phúc ! 🌹❤️💋💐

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Phamily

Di Yung, we love you so much and we are so inspired by your incredible courage, strength and spirit. We are so proud of what you have achieved and wish we could be there to cheer you on. Good luck on the remainder of your ride and we will see you very soon ! Tien, Trang, Lynette and Delina.

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Andy Tang

Good luck with your rides hope you raise alot of money ...we're proud of you Sis..love...

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Natalie Soh

Sending you lots of love from Singapore, take care, Dr Yung!!

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Thai Thi Lan

Mẹ rất mừng con mẹ đã khỏe lại nhiều. Con phải giữ gìn sức khỏe nhé và mẹ cầu cho ông bà ngoại về phù hộ cho con hết bệnh nguy ngật này.

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Hà Kool

Hi Yung I’m Ha, Hannah’s mum. She told me about your journey and we are very glad that you are much better. Wish you all the best. Hà

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Arti Jhuremalani

love you loads my yungbee

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Tristram Fyfe

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Andy Ngothai

Incredibly proud of your achievements mum. You're amazing. Iron Woman.

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Anonymous

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Jake Taylor

Keep it up Yung!

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Luke Scandrett-smith

Hello Professor Ngothai, Congratulations on reaching and smashing your goals for this fundraiser. I hope all continues to go well for and you have a fantastic year this year. Best wishes, Luke

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Zonghan Xie

A true heroine with a big heart!

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Kerryn Sakko

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Yan And Yao

Well Done Yung! You are a shining star and role model to many of us!

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Charles Ong

You are an amazing lady and friend, Yung! Stay strong!

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Alex Chang

Dear Yung, we are all behind you! All the way !

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Phillip Tran Tu

You are an iron women. Love you!

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Crazy S

You're an absolute inspiration Captain S!!!! 💗

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Frank Appeldoorn

I am so proud of you my darling! Your heart is so big that you could heal the whole world xxx

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Dianne

A Shining Example to the World. Andy must burst with pride. Love Di xo

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Gioacchino Carbone

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Sue Earle

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Monica Dinan

Go Yung!!!

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Walter Nguyen

I would love of accompanying you in cycling trip. Also very happy to see you get well

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Anonymous

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Thao Le

Chuc chi Dung luon luon vui ve, hanh phuc , that nhieu suc khoe & luon thanh cong, may man nhe.

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Nhan Nguy?n

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Nicole Hughes

Good luck Yung!

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Ivy Lee

Stay strong and you can overcome this. Keep up the great work

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Nadia Mapunda

All the best Dr Yung!

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Thang Nguyen

Wish you all the best Yung.

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Lm

You are an inspiration to us all! Sending lots of love and best wishes! x x x

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George And Sandra

Amazing Yung xx

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David Ngo

I’m so proud of you Sis

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Justine Grimditch

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Jingxiu Bi

Byron and my word to you —enjoy the life you are having and love you sister

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Nick Gooding

Good luck with the challenge Yung and a great cause!

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Liquid Room - Ivy

You’re inspiring and strong. Let’s beat this thing and cheering you on all the way!!!

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Ashlee Goh

Dear Dr Yung, so inspired by your positive attitude. I hope you will get well and fit really soon. Keep the Fighting spirit!

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Phong Ho

Keep going, chị Yung!

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Michael Malavazos

God bless you Yung

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Justine Robins

You’re an inspiration Yung!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Handoko Putra

Stay strong Dr Yung! Good luck with the ride💪💪🚴

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Terry Utting

Fantastic achievement Yung xx

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Anonymous

Small contribution to keep you at #1 on the leaderboard, hehe, love you

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Tran Tung

All the best wishes to you

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Roel Versteegen

❤️💪💪

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Riet De Mos

For you

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Simon Hanlin

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Michael Keller

Go for it Yung! You’re inspiring!

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Anonymous

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Louise O'reilly

Go Yung!

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Leanne Haller

You continue to inspire us all Yung. Fantastic work for a great cause.

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Jane Mansley

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Theo Korolis

Awesome work Yung!

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Yung Ngothai

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Anonymous

You’re so inspiring Chị, as always.

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Tom Gray

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Bec Barr

Keep up the great work Dr Yung!

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Grace Tjandraatmadja

Thinking of you and praying for a cure!

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Hannah Ngo

It was great to see you getting better everyday. We miss you and uni is not the same without you ❤️ Best wishes to you

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Anonymous

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Robo

Well done Yung. Here's to the last 21kms, that was an incredible effort. You are so much more than a mentor. Such an inspiration!

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Raiha Schneider

I hope you are well Yung, everyone on the study tour is wishing you the best!! 💕

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Sam Harlow

Unbelievably impressive Yung!

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Leanne Redding

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Anonymous

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Lee Kok Wah

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Diep

Sending my best wishes to cô Yung! Mong chúc cô sức khoẻ và niềm vui 🧸♥️

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Anonymous

Go Yung! You are an inspiration.

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Amanda And Bernard

Woo hoo Yung! What a massive achievement, especially after multiple surgeries! You are such a determined person! Salute to you for overcoming cancer and recovering from it! You should be proud and we are so happy that you exceeded your target! Well done!

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Anonymous

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Aaron Smith

Best of luck Yung! Good to hear you're back and feeling fit!

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Bianca Galeano

You are inspiration!!

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Anonymous

You amazing woman, all the best with the ride!

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Daryl Fenn

Admire your courage and determination.

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Mathu Indren

you can do it!