Why Selwyn Wong is leaving a legacy of health for Island kids

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There comes a point in our lives when we think about the type of world that we want to leave behind for future generations. Perhaps you are passionate about the idea of making your Island community a better place – even beyond your lifetime.

For Victoria resident Selwyn Wong, this is the case. Selwyn knows that legacy giving is a heartfelt way to support the things he cares about most, now and in the future. He was first inspired to give to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island when Jeneece Place was being built in 2012 and has since become a monthly donor.

While Selwyn does not have children, he is passionate about making sure that all children have access to the essential health care they need. Because of this, he decided to leave a gift in his will to Children’s Health Foundation.

“In a perfect world, I’d love to see no child ever needing medical or psychological or emotional assistance, but that’s never going to happen. The next best thing is to make sure they’re taken care of wherever they are,” says Selwyn.

By leaving a legacy gift, Selwyn feels that he is doing his part to make the Island and surrounding islands a better place for generations of children to come. He wants to carry forward his lifelong value of giving back to his community and feels that it is important to support children’s physical and mental health.

“I can imagine that it’s tough enough to have your child receive medical services, let alone having to worry about where you and your family will stay. If you love children, the last thing you want to do is see a child in any kind of pain, so you try to do anything you can to alleviate it.”

For more information about leaving a legacy gift for Island kids, you can contact Veronica Carroll, the Foundation’s CEO at veronica.carroll@islandkidsfirst.com or 250-940-4950 x100.