UPDATE: The love story that warmed the hearts of thousands online has unfortunately come to an end when Mr. Pang peacefully passed away on Friday (December 28) at 1:21am. He planned on registering his marriage with Ms. Koh on January but did not make it to the New Year. Ms. Koh, his friends and family are grateful for everyone’s support and are asking for privacy in this time of mourning. Ms. Eileen Tan, who shared the engagement party via Facebook, has also posted the recent news on her profile.
Singapore – The following story is one that will reassure everyone that true and unconditional love does indeed exist. Mr. Pang Wing Kwong or as his friends call him “Roy”, is a businessman that has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It was two years ago when he was informed of the news that he had stage four lung cancer. He met the love of his life, Ms. Koh Soh Kuan who works in an insurance company, in a tea appreciation event eight years ago.
Not letting the C-word get the best out of him, he mustered up his confidence and did something that not all men are strong enough to do. Mr. Roy asked Ms. Koh to block off her schedule for November 17 so that she could join him in a cancer group meeting that was happening that day. Little did she know that that was only a decoy and he was really planning on popping the question that day. Ms. Koh has made Mr. Roy the happiest man by saying yes.
She shares that throughout their many years together, they never let work and other obligations stop them from spending time. Even after the diagnosis was given, they would still meet up for lunch and stay connected.
The staff of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, having learned of Mr. Roy’s wishes, quickly got to work in making his engagement ceremony happen. They made the impossible happen by pulling off a full-blown event that had over 50 guests and family on December 15. There were flowers and balloons, cake and other delicacies prepared by the hospital’s chef, a pastor to officiate the event, and a beautiful soon-to-be married Ms. Koh who was surprised at the whole thing.
The hospital nurses said that Mr. Pang is a “kind and grateful person” and they all love him very much so when they found out he wanted to hold the party in the hospital, they could not help but to fulfill his wish.
Thanks to Ms. Eileen Tan and her 40-minute live recording of the engagement party which she posted on Mr. Roy’s profile, the whole world was able to share in this wonderful occasion.
Countless people also shared their congratulations and best wishes to the lovely couple and reaffirmed the existence of true love through their comments.
Kelvin Wong, a wedding photographer, has also extended his services for free because of the truly touching story of the couple.