Her world is dimly illuminated because she has been blind since she was a young child. But God never fails to surprise His subjects. She was given a kidney failure diagnosis when she was 12 years old, and ever since she has required kidney dialysis. Thankfully, the illness did not make her lose her smile. She works hard to better herself and is upbeat and hopeful. She entered USM successfully to study English and earned a bachelor's degree after completing her secondary education. She now works as an administrative staff.
Pui Jia Hui, a 26-year-old resident of Pulau Pinang, patiently awaited a kidney transplant for a very long time. She finally hoped to be at the top of the waiting list and available for a transplant at any time. She repeatedly asked ONE HOPE CHARITY for help because she was worried about the cost of living following the kidney transplant because she was one of the main earners for her family.
【Father had a stroke, mother fully took care of the family, the two blind sisters supported the younger brother's education by working together, and Jia Hui was unable to work after receiving a kidney transplant, making life difficult for the family of five】
Since her birth, Pui Jia Hui of Miri, Sarawak, has had vision problems. She only has access to light and hazy shadows. When she is old enough to attend school, she learns concepts for blind people in specialized settings. Amblyopia affects Feliacia Pui Jia Yin, her elder sister. Their family relocated from Sarawak to Penang for her secondary schooling in order for her to receive special education.
Jia Hui began experiencing numbness in her hands and feet and uncontrollable vomiting when she was 12 years old. The test result indicated she had renal failure. She began kidney dialysis in 2009 and now requires three days of weekly kidney dialysis at Penang Hospital.
Throughout her academic career, she must travel to the hospital for kidney dialysis. And her mother has to transport her children to school and to the hospital for dialysis regardless of the weather.
The hospital informed her that her name had already been put at the top of the waiting list for a kidney transplant in December of last year and that she had already finished collecting cell samples and undergoing a number of tests. If a matching kidney is found, Jia Hui must visit the hospital right away to begin the transplant preparation process.
The family of Jia Hui was delighted by the news but also concerned. They were finally hoping for the chance of a kidney transplant, but they were also concerned about their future living expenses.
The cost of the transplant surgery and the anti-rejection medications are covered by the Ministry of Welfare, but she is still responsible for paying for housing and other costs after the procedure.
Jia Hui will need to go to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a kidney transplant, and she will need frequent follow-up visits, blood tests, medication, and low-fat milk powder for three months after the surgery. She will be unable to work for about a half year and will have to bear the living expenses in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, making her feel helpless.
Jia Hui stated that she and her blind sister are the economic pillars supporting a family of five's living expenses. Her sister's salary as a customer service representative is RM3,000, while her salary as an administrative secretary is RM1,500. The two sisters must not only pay for a family of five's living expenses, but also for their 20-year-old brother to complete the baking course. They are struggling to make ends meet every month, relying on their father's provident fund to get by, and there isn't much provident fund left.
Jia Hui's father, Leo Pui Jung Kie (55), suffered of a stroke in early 2021. His mother, Teresa Wong Mee Yieng (61 years old), is a housewife and the child's eyes. She must send her children to work and study while also caring for her husband. Following the home visit and review, ONE HOPE CHARITY decided to assist them in raising RM60,000 for living and medical expenses until the donations were depleted.
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 04-5399212, 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.