CALLISTASIA ANGGUN WIJAYA/ THE JAKARTA POST
It was after a near-death experience that Ron Jovi, 35, a Filipino man who is now a Taiwanese citizen, understood that every breath was a blessing and life was a miracle he often took for granted.
Sitting on a hospital bed at Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei one late November morning, Ron smiled at Dr. Chi-Tun Tang, whom he calls his savior.
Dr. Tang, the hospital’s chief of neurosurgery, observed the sutures on Ron’s head — the result of an operation to lift an egg-sized tumor nesting on his brain. The doctor said Ron’s skin would be swelling for a couple of days, but he shouldn’t be worried because it was normal after surgery.
Again and again, Ron thanked Dr. Tang for removing the tumor.
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