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Late child's poetry book inspires GMH patients

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - The Chou Ta-Kwan Cultural and Educational Foundation from Taiwan held a presentation at the Guam Memorial Hospital this morning.  Brought to the island by GMH Dr. K. M Chen, a native of Taiwan, the family members who started the Chou Ta Kwan Foundation in 1997 to pay tribute to their son Ta-Kwan Chou, who passed away from cancer at the age of 10.

They delivered copies of their late son's poetry book, "I Still Have One Leg" to children in the Pediatrics Ward at GMH. Ta-Kwan Chou's parents, Chou Chin-Hua and Kuo Ying-Lan, say their son spent much of his young life writing poetry about his experience fighting cancer. Following his death, Ta-Kwan's parents published his poems and had them translated into English.

Ta-Kwan's father says he hopes children facing life threatening diseases will be helped by the strength of his late son.  He told KUAM News, "To fulfill Cho Ta-Kwan's dream to take care of more children so deliver love and care to Guam to cancer children and sick patients."

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