Malaysian fitness instructor's life put on hold by leukaemia

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  • Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Tan immersed in a total body resistance workout in a park. Photo: Zane Gan

Malaysian dance fitness instructor/influencer Emily Lola Tan, 33, lives by two buzzwords – health and fitness. So, it was ironic when this former aerial and pole instructor and fitness ambassador received the devastating news that she has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

“It was in early April when I was diagnosed in Alicante, Spain. The news came as a surprise as I don’t have a family history of blood-related diseases,” said Tan, via e-mail interview from Hong Kong, where she is currently seeking treatment.

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