'Let me stay by your side till the very end'

SINGAPORE - "There is only one thing more precious than our time and that is who we spend it on." In your final moments, what is more precious than spending time with your family? That, is 56-year-old Henry Lee's dream.

Time waits for no one. But most people fail to realise until it is too late.

This was what 56-year-old Henry Lee felt when he found out he was running out of time.

Henry is just an average Singaporean like you and I. He works hard and strives hard to provide a better life for his family.

As a father, Henry cooks, takes care of his wife, does the housework, calls all the shots in the family…..In fact, he is the pillar of the Lee family.

Henry is too busy living life to put life in his living. It was until the day he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

His entire world came crashing down.

When he broke the news to his wife and son, his wife (Elsie Tan, 54) was lost for words. For their 28 years of marriage, Elsie goes to Henry for everything.

Faced with the fact that Henry will be gone soon, a teary Elsie said, "If we want to do something, we should do it quickly and not put it off for too long, as we don't know what will happen the next day."

The Dream

Genting Highlands has always been "the special place" for the Lee family -- it is the only place they turn to for family vacations.

For the past four years, Henry has been too preoccupied with providing a better life for his family; he could not even make time for a family vacation. As death approaches, his only wish is to relive the happy moments he has had with his family.

To Henry, Genting Highlands is his happy place that never fails to melt all his troubles away.

Tormented by the tumour, Henry suffers from great pain everyday. He wishes to return and stand amongst the clouds once again, to temporarily transcend all his pains.

The Problem

Henry is getting weaker with each passing day. The team prepared themselves for every possible scenario -- they got the trip sponsored by Genting Highlands, hired a private nurse and ambulance to accompany them on this trip, and even had an undertaker on standby should Henry pass on during the trip.

Unfortunately, a few days prior to departure, Henry's condition took a turn for the worse and he was admitted into the hospital.

Time is running out. Will his dream win the ruthless race against time? Watch the video to find out.

"No dream is too big and no dreamer too small." If you have a dream waiting to be fulfiled, email "Live Your Dream" team at zbevents@sph.com.sg.

For more stories on "Live Your Dream", please visit: www.zaobao.com/zvideos/live-your-dream

About "Live Your Dream" 

"Live Your Dream"(完成一个梦) is one of 10 SPH-produced short-form digital video series as part of a pilot Public Service Broadcast initiative. In this 13 episode series, host Ken Low Yong Kian (Digital Content Producer, Chinese Media Group Digital) will try his best to fulfil people's dreams no matter how challenging it may be. All episodes come with English subtitles.

This series is also available on zaobao.sg website, as well as the mobile app.

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