She lost a lung, but was able to breathe again

Halida says that cancer has taught her to find the positive in every negative and has made her a more grateful human being. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

It is only now that she has one lung that Halida Wen, 31, fully appreciates the simple and often underrated act of breathing.

“I remember waking up from the pneumonectomy (surgery to remove a lung) and breathing unaided for the first time in a month; I no longer had to gasp for air.

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