Spectrum of Voices

Rare Diseases: Challenges and Solutions

Rare diseases, often referred to as orphan diseases, pose unique challenges to patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers worldwide. Despite their individual rarity, collectively, rare diseases affect a significant portion of the global population, presenting profound medical, social, and economic impacts. Understanding these conditions, their complexities, and the efforts to address them is essential for advancing medical knowledge and improving patient outcomes.

Nominate Someone for Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis 2024

The Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis (AIK) was first organized in 2001. AIK honors mothers who are raising children with special needs and mothers with special needs from across Malaysia.  After about 10 years, Kiwanis Malaysia is bringing back this iconic event. Eight mothers will be awarded Anugerah Ibu Kiwanis 2024 at a Gala Dinner hosted in their honor on 20 April 2024 at Courtyard by Marriott, Setia Alam.

Fail Forward: A Father’s Story of Love and Resilience

Walter Carrying Zy on his back
Fail fast, fail different, fail forward.” These are the wise words from Walter Lee to all his three children because we fail more times than we succeed!  Walter is a father of 3, two boys and a girl. He wears many hats. Popularly known as Celebrity Chef Walter or Chef Kani in Thailand, CEO of Venturetech Marketing and Founder of the Zy Movement Foundation. Perhaps the most meaningful hat to him is father or being Papa. He was thrown a rather fateful curveball when his youngest, Zy was born in 2006. Zy was born with only one complete limb - his left arm.

Introducing Malaysia’s First Podcast on Inclusion & Diversity: Kita Family Podcast

The world continues to move at warp speed and how we consume information or what we call "content" these days has evolved. Nevertheless, the needs of the neurodivergent community remains the same - more awareness, acceptance and understanding so everyone can co-exist in an environment that embraces everyone as the are. 5 mother's with neurodivergent children decided to move a little out of their comfort zones and create a Podcast called Kita Family!