On 10 November 2018, we had our annual Let’s Sama-Sama Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) educational workshop at TLJ Hematology Ward, Hospital Sultanah Aminah. Around 100 CML patients and their caregivers turned up at the workshop, where they were divided into two groups based on language preference, with Dr Toh See Guan as the speaker for Mandarin language group and Dr Lim Soo Min as the speaker for Malay language group. The workshop addressed patients’ concerns about diet, basic knowledge of CML, management of side effects of the medicine and monitoring of the disease.
The workshop was made possible by volunteers who had given their time and effort in planning and making it happened. This year, we presented the award of Best Max Crew of Johor to Ms. Nur Hidayah Johar who is not a patient nor a patient caregiver herself but has dedicated herself to helping the CML patient community through educational workshop and other Max Family initiatives for the past two years.