Urgent Fundraising – Cavan (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)



"This is our last child. After two years of trying to conceive and saving up for childbirth expenses, we were not prepared for the baby's lung underdevelopment, requiring treatment in the intensive care unit. Facing overwhelming medical expenses, we appeal to the public for help to get through this difficult time."

2-week-old baby boy, Cavan, from Ipoh, is of mixed heritage, with a Thai father and a Chinese mother. They had prepared for everything before conceiving, but did not anticipate the baby's condition.

Mother, Cheah Kah Mun, stated that the baby couldn't wait to see the world at 36 weeks gestation. However, when the baby was brought to her chest after birth, he suddenly turned blue and was motionless. Nurses rushed him to the intensive care unit for examination, where it was confirmed that the baby had respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), also known as lung underdevelopment, requiring two weeks of treatment in the intensive care unit.

Facing substantial medical expenses, the parents could only afford RM 10,000, and are struggling to cover the remaining RM 60,000 needed for medical expenses through borrowing and seeking assistance.

【The sudden emergency left the baby boy's life hanging by a thread, and the skyrocketing medical expenses added immense pressure on the parents.】

Mother Cheah Kah Mun recounted that the baby cried twice upon birth, but when the nurses placed him on her chest for breastfeeding, she noticed that he was turning blue and unresponsive. Alarmed, the nurses called for the doctor, who immediately transferred the baby to the intensive care unit for oxygen assistance.

The parents were in shock and didn't know what to do. The pediatrician briefly explained that the baby might have a lung function problem and needed further examination. Tests confirmed that the baby had respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and required two weeks of treatment in the intensive care unit, including oxygen and medication, until his lung function matured. The estimated cost for this treatment was RM70,000.

Due to the baby's urgent condition, transferring him to another hospital was not feasible. The parents had already paid for the childbirth expenses within their budget and managed to borrow RM 10,000 as a deposit for the baby's treatment. However, they couldn't afford the full cost of the two-week treatment in the intensive care unit and turned to the foundation for assistance.

The father, Vancharaphan Sengwuthai A/L Ebau (38 years old), of Thai descent, is fluent in Chinese and Cantonese, having graduated from a Chinese school. He works as an assistant manager in the production department of a factory. The mother, Cheah Kah Mun (34 years old), is an administrative officer. They also have a 4-year-old daughter to support, as well as their parents.

The newborn baby has not been named yet, nor has a birth certificate been applied for. After review, One Hope Charity decided to raise funds for the baby's medical expenses. The parents agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity, which will also handle the collection of donations. For inquiries, contact the foundation hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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