Urgent Fundraising – Cheah Chee Wah (Stroke)



“Although my father is old, he keeps telling his grandchildren he can still work to support himself. He also had enough money to give out angpows to his grandchildren. I hope that you can help to save him.”

67-year-old Cheah Chee Wah from Taman Mutiara, Bukit Mertajam, works at a car painting workshop. Recently, his colleagues found him collapsed in the toilet during lunchtime. They sent him to the hospital, and he was diagnosed with a stroke. He needs treatment within the golden window; otherwise, he might lose mobility, become paralysed, or even die.

Upon receiving a call from the hospital, his daughter, who lives in Kuala Lumpur, rushed to Penang to arrange his treatment on the same day. A stroke patient needs immediate treatment within the golden window, but his daughter can only afford RM30,000. Therefore, she approached One Hope Charity for help, hoping to get public donations for the shortfall of RM30,000.

【He suffered a stroke twice, so he quit smoking and alcohol and took medicine to control his condition. After he recovered, he returned to work in a car painting workshop】

Chee Wah’s colleagues found him fainted in the toilet, and they sent him to the hospital immediately. The doctor realised that Chee Wah could not move the right side of his body. He was confirmed to have cerebral vascular obstruction following a scan. The doctor gave him an injection, but the medicine could not remove the blood clog.

A stroke patient needs to receive treatment as early as possible to reduce brain cell damage to improve the survival rate. Therefore, the doctor suggested sending him to a specialist hospital, which is the only hospital on Penang Island that performs endovascular thrombectomy to save him.

Chee Wah suffered a stroke twice. The first time was some twenty years ago, and he quit smoking and alcohol after he recovered. The second time was two years ago, and fortunately, both were just minor strokes that made his speech slurred and slightly affected his movement. He did not experience other severe problems and had been taking medicine to control his condition since then. He also returned to work in a car painting workshop after recovering.

He divorced his wife about 30 years ago and now living in Taman Mutiara, Bukit Mertajam, with his girlfriend, who is in her 50s. His income can only covers his living expenses. Chee Wah and his ex-wife have two children. Their 45-year-old daughter lives in Kuala Lumpur, and their 40-year-old son is a technician living in Butterworth.

After the two previous strokes, Chee Wah started to control his diet and live a healthy lifestyle. Unexpectedly, he fainted in the workshop’s toilet on 27 February. Fortunately, his colleagues discovered and rushed him to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment. The hospital later transferred him to a specialist hospital on Penang Island for an endovascular thrombectomy. The surgery costs RM60,000, but the family can afford RM30,000. There’s still a shortfall of RM30,000.

As Chee Wah’s family couldn’t afford the RM60,000 surgical expenses, they turned to One Hope Charity for assistance. After an immediate review of the case, One Hope Charity agreed to help raise the remaining RM30,000.

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.

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