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25-year-old Taiwanese teacher donates organs after sudden death in Singapore

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By Lydia Lam, The Straits Times, 27 April 2017, 8:26 pm SGT

The 25-year-old tuition teacher was declared brain dead in hospital on Sunday.
PHOTO: The 25-year-old tuition teacher was declared brain dead in hospital on Sunday. She donated her organs, and her most-loved idol Selina Jen of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. wrote a tribute to her on Facebook.

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old Taiwanese woman who was working in Singapore donated her organs after dying of a brain-related disease on Sunday (April 23).

Ms Audrey Luan Yi Shiuan, who came to Singapore in July 2016 after graduating from Taiwan's National Taipei University of Technology, was a Chinese teacher in a private tuition centre here, according to a report in Lianhe Wanbao on Thursday (April 27).

Taiwanese media reported that Ms Luan had returned to Taiwan to visit her relatives on April 10, followed by a trip to South Korea. After returning to Singapore last Thursday (April 20), she started to feel unwell.

She later fainted and was taken to hospital, where she fought for her life in the Intensive Care Unit.

It is unclear what disease she suffered from but it is believed to be brain-related.

When doctors declared the 25-year-old brain dead at 11.45am on Sunday (April 23), her family made the difficult decision to take her off life support and donate her organs.

In a Facebook post on Ms Luan's page, her family wrote that although her death was heartbreaking for them, if she could help others to be healthy and happy through the donation of her organs, then it was as if she lived on in spirit.

According to the website by the Ministry of Health, up to seven lives can be saved by one organ donor.

Ms Luan's untimely death moved Selina Jen from Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. to pay tribute to the loyal fan on Facebook on Monday (April 24).

In her post, the 35-year-old singer wrote in Chinese: "My dear, fly bravely! I promise you, I will become a better version of myself! Don't forget our date in a better world."

A friend of Ms Luan's responded to the post, thanking Jen.

"I was Yi Shiuan's roommate," she wrote. "Nearly every night we would hum your songs to sleep. She spoke about you all the time."

PHOTO: 親愛的妳 Qīn'ài de nǎi
勇敢飛吧!Yǒng gǎn fēi ba!

我答應妳 Wǒ dā yìng nǎi
會成為更好的自己!Huì chéng wéi gèng hǎo de zì jǐ!

別忘記我們相約 Bié wàng jì wǒ men xiāng yuē
在更美好的世界❤️ Zài gèng měi hǎo de shì jiè ❤️

Dear you.
Be Brave!

I promise.
Will be a better self!

Don't forget about us.
In a better world

Posted in Facebook by 任家萱 Rèn jiā xuān, Selina on 24 April 2017 at 3:57pm

She added that Ms Luan was "a very kind, pure girl and will be the prettiest, happiest angel".

"Thanks so much Selina, she will surely see your words to her and be laughing when she does," wrote the friend.

ST approached Ms Luan's sister for comment, but she declined.

By Lydia Lam, Yhe Straits Times, 27 April 2017, 8:26 pm SGT

Saint Helena
PHOTO: Helena, or Saint Helena (Greek: Ἁγία Ἑλένη, Hagía Helénē, Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta; c. 250 – c. 330), was a Greek native from the Greek city of Drepana (Δρέπανα) in the province of Bithynia in Asia Minor. She became the consort of the future Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus (reigned 293–306) and the mother of the future Emperor Constantine the Great (reigned 306–337). She ranks as an important figure in the history of Christianity and of the world due to her major influence on her son. In her final years, she made a religious tour of Syria Palaestina and Jerusalem, during which she allegedly discovered the True Cross. Pious beliefs also associate her to the foundation of the Vatican Gardens.
Several relics purportedly discovered by Saint Helena are now in Cyprus, where she spent some time. Among them are items believed to be part of Jesus Christ's tunic, pieces of the holy cross, and pieces of the rope with which Jesus was tied on the Cross. The rope, considered to be the only relic of its kind, has been held at the Stavrovouni Monastery, which was also founded by Saint Helena.
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Painting by Cima da Conegliano - Helena of Constantinople, who found pieces of the true Cross, 326.
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[1] Lydia Lam, The Straits Times, 25-year-old Taiwanese teacher donates organs after sudden death in Singapore, posted on 27 April 2017 at 8:26 pm SGT,