Maria Chan Siu-san (second left) with 1998 Asian Games teammates Connie Ho Ka-lai, Cheung Yi-nei and Cheung Suet-lai. Photo: Handout

Sars left Hong Kong fencer Maria Chan close to the brink – but her teammate’s ‘lie’ hit a nerve and sparked a ‘miracle’ recovery

  • During the 2003 health crisis, Chan’s Hong Kong Sports Institute’s teammates sent her a tape with words of encouragement, as well as a challenge
  • Chan says it felt like she was being given her last rites when hospital staff urged her to call her loved ones on the day she was admitted
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Maria Chan Siu-san (second left) with 1998 Asian Games teammates Connie Ho Ka-lai, Cheung Yi-nei and Cheung Suet-lai. Photo: Handout
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