AsiaOne Diva – The Straits Times
11 March 2014

For someone who will start the first of 10 radiotherapy sessions for gum cancer tomorrow, Miss Daisy Vaithilingam is remarkably upbeat.

"I've worked in hospitals and I come from a family of doctors. And I know the doctors will take very good care of me," says the 88-year-old social work pioneer whose illness was diagnosed earlier this year.

There is another reason for her high spirits.