Taiwanese are about to get the chance to listen to the country's first radio show addressing life from the perspective of people with rare illnesses, according to the Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorders.
The radio show will be aired on the Pop Network of the Broadcasting Corporation of China from 10am to 11am every Sunday, starting today, the foundation said.
The show's hostess, Yang Yu-hsin (
Yang, a TV news anchor who has a degenerative muscle illness, said: "How to face life with suffering is a universal challenge. People with rare disorders usually show unimaginable strength and optimism when they encounter difficulties in life, and this is what the public lacks the most nowadays."
Calling the 14 shows of the first season "the 14 required lessons in life," she said that experts from different fields will also be invited to call in and talk with people with illnesses during the show.
The weekly topics of the show will include despair, creativity, loneliness, love, making choices, waiting, happiness, sorrow, knowledge and friendship, the foundation said.
Chief executive officer of the Kuan-shu Educational Foundation Hung Tsui-jan (
The foundation's managing director Serena Wu (
The content of the show will also become part of the life education resources on campus, she added.