Generation Grit: Losing mum, brother and granddad to cancer helps her to support others

Ng Xin Hui wants to channel her pain and grief into helping patients and their caregivers come to grips with end-of-life issues. This is the latest in a series on millennials who inspire us.

Nurse Ng Xin Hui, 34, moved into palliative care after she nursed her brother through his cancer treatment. She says that experience has allowed her to understand caregivers a lot better and the importance of good end-of-life care.

Cancer runs in the family for nurse Ng Xin Hui, 34, who has lost her mother, brother and maternal grandfather to the dreaded disease.

She was just seven years old when her mother died of colon cancer at the age of 44.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2020, with the headline 'Losing mum, brother and granddad to cancer helps her to support others'. Print Edition | Subscribe