A key member of a non-governmental organisation has been actively mobilising resources, sending food supplies and tablets to help disadvantaged families and children in the rural areas since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) which started last year. However, she suddenly collapsed a few days ago and was sent to the hospital. She was diagnosed with swelling and torn of cerebrovascular and had undergone a brain surgery, but her condition was not stable. She is still lacking RM80,000 of medical fund and her family hopes that well-wishers could help them to overcome this challenge in life.
49-year-old Saodah Binti Abu Hassan from North Seberang Perai in Penang suddenly suffered from severe headache and confusion around midnight on May 24. Her family sent her to a nearby clinic, and as her blood pressure was too high, she was referred to a government hospital.
At the hospital, scan was conducted, and the doctor discovered that her cerebrovascular was swollen and bleeding, and she needed to be sent to specialist hospital for emergency surgery. As the surgery could only be performed at a specific specialist hospital on the Penang Island, and her life is of the utmost importance, her family members had no choice but to transfer her to the hospital immediately so that the doctor could perform the surgery during the golden window.
The next day, Saodah developed fever and vomited, and the medical personnel found out that she was showing symptom of brain atrophy. During the observation period, she also suffered from hydrocephalus where the doctor had to perform another surgery to implant a shunt in her brain.
Due to the unstable condition, her medical fee is also rising. The high medical fee has stressed her family out. In order to pay the huge medical fee, her family members borrowed money from their relatives and friends, but they could only raise RM101,000 and paid that amount to the hospital. There is still a shortfall of RM80,000.
【Son: Mum loves to help people and has helped many underprivileged families since the implementation of MCO last year】
Saodah’s son Muhamad Alief Imran said her mother is a hardworking woman. Besides managing her food stalls at three locations, she has been working tirelessly to distribute food supplies and tablets to help underprivileged families at North Seberang Perai since the implementation of MCO.
“Mum stepped down from her chairmanship during MCO this year, but she is still active in helping underprivileged families. We never expected that she would need to face this challenge.”
Saodah’s husband Khairudin Bin Khalib was originally a lorry driver but since his wife fell ill, he resigned and took over his wife’s food stalls, earning about RM5,000 a month. The couple has two children. Their son is studying at a technical and vocational college, currently undergoing an internship and expected to graduate in a month. Their daughter just finished Form 5.
After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to assist Saodah in raising the remaining RM80,000 in medical expenses. Her family also gives full authority to One Hope Charity to conduct fundraising for Saodah’s medical expenses.
Family agrees to allow One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.
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One Hope Charity & Welfare is a registered non-profit organization and founded in 2002 and previously, it was known as Pertubuhan Penganut Dewi Xi Wang Dian, Bukit Mertajam, Penang and was the first operation office dedicated in charity works.