Spirit of Hong Kong

Spirit of Hong Kong is a series that looks behind the scenes of one of Asia's largest and most vibrant cities by focusing on those whose contributions often go unnoticed yet are vital to the everyday success of Hong Kong. 

Cathy Fung shared her experiences on a blog. Photo: Edward Wong

Inspiring pupils while fighting acute leukaemia

Every time the seasons changed, teacher Cathy Fung Ka-wai would get a cold. Then, in the autumn of 2011, she couldn't shake it off. She visited a doctor, who said it was a thyroid infection.