*A total of RM15,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM85,000 for this case.*
A physically-disabled father works hard to support his family. He was also excited to wait for the arrival of his child. Unexpectedly, his wife underwent a scan when she was six months pregnant. The doctor discovered the baby had a hole in the heart, but the condition was unclear, so they hoped the hole could close on its own. The parents welcomed the arrival of their son with mixed feelings. However, the doctor rushed the newborn to the intensive care unit due to hypoxia and cyanosis at birth.
The doctor diagnosed the newborn boy, Amarjeet Singh A/L Keramjeet Singh, with congenital heart disease. He is currently relying on an oxygen aid in the hospital. He needs emergency surgery to survive. His parents are worried about his condition and helpless as they cannot afford the substantial surgical expenses. Hence, they hope the public to help them with the RM100,000 to save their son.
【The father met with an accident when he was young, which resulted in his left hand being disabled. However, he did not give up and worked hard to support himself and his family】
Amarjeet Singh from Bedong, Kedah, is now two weeks old. After he was born in a government hospital, the doctor rushed him to the intensive care unit as he could not breathe on his own, which resulted in a drastic drop in the oxygen level in his body. The next day, the doctor transferred him to a general hospital for a thorough examination. He was then diagnosed with complicated congenital heart disease, namely the transposition of the great arteries (TGA), ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
The doctor immediately performed a balloon atrial septostomy (BAS) to allow blood to flow to his organs, temporarily relieving his condition. However, he still relies on an oxygen aid and must undergo the arterial switch operation (ASO) before he is one month old to continue surviving. Otherwise, his life might be at stake.
His 35-year-old father, Keramjeet Singh A/L Kian Singh, was a lorry assistant when he was 21. Many years ago, the lorry he was in collided with another truck at Jelapang Toll, causing severe injuries to the left side of his body. He was hospitalised for 45 days, and his left hand became handicapped after the accident. Despite this, he did not give up and chose to stay positive. He is now a security guard, earning RM1,500 a month. He also receives allowances from Socso and Welfare Department. Keramjeet Singh supports the living expenses of his elderly mother, a nephew, his wife, and his son.
The baby boy’s 28-year-old mother, Marriyama A/P Gopolan, was an outsourced cleaning lady in a hospital before marriage. She is a diabetes patient and often suffers from dizziness due to hypoglycaemia after taking medicine. Therefore, she could not work and was forced to resign when pregnant.
In the sixth month of pregnancy, the doctor performed a scan and discovered a hole in the fetus’s heart. The mother had another scan in the eighth month of pregnancy, where the doctor found the hole had shrunk. The parents were unaware of the severity of the hole in the heart. They only knew that it was related to the mother’s diabetes condition. They were excited to welcome the arrival of the baby.
However, the mother did not show signs of delivery after the full term. The doctor conducted three induced labour procedures but to no avail. Therefore, the doctor performed a caesarean sector. The baby was in critical condition and needed surgery before one month old. Otherwise, his life might be in danger. The risk will also increase with the delay of surgery. However, the family is helpless as they cannot afford the surgical expenses.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist in raising the RM100,000 the baby boy needed. His family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.