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

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

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

After five days in the intensive care unit, Maria Chan Siu-san’s condition was worsening and doctors feared for her life. One of 1,755 people in Hong Kong struck by severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in 2003, the Hong Kong fencer seemed to lack the will to fight the killer disease.One doctor assigned to her ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital was a fellow fencer, Fong Siu-yan. He wanted to lift Chan’s spirits so he asked her fencing teammates at the Hong Kong Sports Institute to say…

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