Sheila Sim On Why She Thought Doctors Were “All Liars” After Her Brother Passed Away From Leukemia When He Was 14
The model-actress shared never before revealed details about her relationship with her late brother and the heartbreaking story behind his passing in this week’s episode of Hear U Out.
She said, “When [my brother] passed away, I was at the age where I didn’t really understand what was going on. Everyone was crying, so I did the same.”
“Honestly, [our relationship] wasn’t great back then,” she revealed. “At that age, [all siblings] hit each other and argue. It was only when he fell sick that… Perhaps it was during that time when he suddenly grew up […] He no longer scolded, hit nor fought with me like he would in the past. He was truly caring towards me.”
Sheila also revealed that she had donated her bone marrow to her brother.
According to the Bone Marrow Donor Programme, the search for a suitable donor usually starts with the patient’s family. Parents are always a half-match for their children, and there is a 25 per cent chance of a sibling being a suitable donor.