Dear SGI Comrades,

I am fighting a life and death battle as my newborn son was admitted to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for lung infection (pneumonia) last Saturday (November 6, 2010). I nearly lost my son the other day when he suddenly stop breathing and motionless with his face, hands and legs turn "blue". My wife managed to revive him through applying CPR on him in the car while I was driving to the hospital. I am chanting lot's and lots of daimoku everyday. I will update you when things are more settled and stable. My son's name is Jon Victor Tham. He is my first child. Appreciate if you could chant for his speedy recovery. Thank you all in advance.

With deep appreciation and gratitude,

2) Latest updates on Baby Jon Victor as at November 11, 2010.

Baby Jon Victor no longer needs the live-support (ventilator) as he is breathing on his own. He's no longer on drips too. Nurses are feeding him mother's milk with the tube in his mouth. At the moment he is taking 40ml of milk on each feeding every three (3) hours. Nurses will increase his feeding to 60ml by tonight. He will stay in the ICU for another two or three days for further observation on his progress before the Doctor decides to transfer him to the Special Care Nursery (SCN).

We are heading towards the direction of Victory. My family will keep on chanting earnestly. The battle ain't over yet. "Strengthen your faith day by day, month after month. Should you slacken in your resolve even a bit, devils will take advantage."- On Persecutions Befalling the Sage (WND, pg 997)

"The wise will rejoice and the foolish will retreat."

Each day I sincerely Thank the Gohonzon for having this opportunity to change my karma and my family karma as well. Thank You Gohonzon.

My sincerest thanks and deep appreciation to all of you for your supports, encouragements and your powerful Daimoku in this crucial moment. I may not have the time to write/reply to each and everyone of you - a thousand apologies. When I read all your messages and encouragements, my eyes get moist. A big THANK YOU to all my SGI comrades.


3) Latest updates on baby Jon Victor as at November 12, 2010.

Baby Jon Victor is out of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in the evening. He is in the Special Care Nursery (SCN). Everything's progressed on smoothly so far. He is taking his mother's milk promptly through the tubing. Thanks for your united, powerful Daimoku and the protection of the Gohonzon.

"For what purpose do we practice Nichiren Buddhism? It is to win in life. Victory is happiness; it brings joy. Defeat, on the other hand, is misery. No excuse can take away the wretchedness of defeat. That is why it is important to win in life and never be defeated. That is the purpose of faith." - Daisaku Ikeda. (Guidance Today, May 10)

4) Good news ---- Latest updates on baby Jon Victor as at November 18, 2010.

Today, November 18, 2010 is the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai Foundation Day. What a significant day !!! My baby son, Jon Victor has been discharged from the hospital after staying there for 13 days. He is back home now. We have won the battle. Congratulations to all of you. This victory is also your victory too. Next week will be his full moon. My deepest appreciation and sincerest thanks to all of you for your supports, encouragements and Daimoku in this difficult period. Thank You, Thank You and Thank You. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

Jon Victor is sleeping on his own bed instead of the incubator in the hospital.

5) Baby Jon Victor celebrates his full moon on November 26, 2010

Time passed very fast and baby Jon Victor is one month old. His health is improving very well and he is almost at full recovery. Once again Thank You All. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

Daimoku toso for one hour (8.00 - 9.00pm) to start off the full moon celebration. About 60 people attended including SGM leaders/members, friends and family members. Then encouragement from Honbu leader.

Thank You for celebrating my full moon - Jon Victor.


January 8, 2011

My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all SGI members here who have chanted and prayed for my baby son and my family. Good fortune will be bestowed to you. Baby Jon Victor is doing fine and growing well. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Hi Frankie!
What wonderful news!!!!!!!!!! I´m so happy for you, your wife and of course for Jon Victor - It´s also a gift to the 3 mentors!!!
Victor as in Victory !!!!

Will continue sending him daimoku!!!!
Thank You All

What a victorious, amazing experience! Hope you don't mind if I share your expeirence w/other members @ the district general meetings!
Hi Frankie it is nice to hear good news that your son Jon Victor is back home now. I will continue to chant for Jon Victor good health.
congratulations how wonderful jon victor is home, what a chance in a million, im so happy to here your news, what a wonderful expirience to tell to your grandchildren in the future, 3 cherrs for the tham family
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! More victories for you Frankie.
Congratulations on Jon Victor's recovery and discharge from the hospital. Today has also been very auspicious for my son.
All the best!
Good Morning Frankie!

This is a great personal history for your family which in other words encouraged others namely; SGM members
and the compassionate SGI members around the world who prayed for your son & family. I also shared your challenge & victorious outcome with my fellow members during the recent discussion meet chinese/english.

Best Regards,
Daimoku of VOW
All of us share your joy that baby Jon Victor has gone home victorous as his name suggested.

congratulations to all of you. i can't describe how happy am i feel. the victory is attained. this is the great vow of nam-myo-ho-reng-gey-kyo.keep it up.
Hi Frankie!
I keep on chanting for your son!!

to you Frankie, baby Jon Victor, your entire family and all the members that supported in this trying time....


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