Urgent Fundraising – Chew Mei Teng (Scoliosis)



The 13-year-old girl was supposed to enjoy her school life but she would occasionally complained of back pain, and even had breathing difficulties. She was diagnosed with a scoliosis. The condition of the nearly 100-degree curve in her spine is serious, so she needs a corrective surgery as soon as possible, otherwise she will be in trouble.

The dream of Chew Mei Teng from Klang is to become a dancer but if she does not undergo surgery, it is afraid that she will suffer from various complications and her life will be threatened. She needs to undergo a surgery as soon as possible, but the RM60,000 in medical fee is not something that her family can afford, so she turned to the public for help.

【Mei Teng complained of back pain when she was in Year Four, but she only received treatment by Chinese medicine practitioner. Later, there were lockdowns due to Covid-19 pandemic and her family’s financial condition did not permit her to receive treatment which resulted her condition to deteriorates】

Mei Teng loves outdoor sports. When she was in Year Four, she occasionally complained about back pain. Her family thought it was the soreness after exercise, and they also thought that she had a bad posture, so they did not take it seriously.

Two years ago, Mei Teng’s elder sister discovered that her back was abnormally curved, and her mother brought Mei Teng to see a Chinese medicine practitioner for therapy, but the condition did not improve. After that, there were lockdowns due to Covid-19 pandemics and her family’s financial condition, Mei Teng stopped the treatments. Recently, besides having back pain, Mei Teng also occasionally suffered from breathing difficulties, chest pain and other symptoms.

In May this year, her family finally took her to an orthopaedic clinic for examination. X-ray report revealed that the patient’s scoliosis was nearly 100 degrees, and the cause was not identified. She is unable to undergo physiotherapy at this stage, and she needs a corrective surgery as soon as possible. If she fails to do so, she is unable to keep her body straight, and she may also face many complications. The spine may even press on the other internal organs which will put her life in danger. The news terrified her family members, but at the same time, they are worry as they are unable to afford the huge surgical cost.

Mei Teng’s 47-year-old father Chew Chee Yong is a restaurant supervisor with a salary of about RM3,500. Her 42-year-old mother Tan Wei Fen is a housewife. She earns about RM700 a month by sending students to school to help the family. The couple still have an 18-year-old son, who is preparing to further his studies, and a 15-year-old daughter.

They are unable to afford Mei Teng’s RM60,000 surgical fee, so they approached One Hope Charity for help. After a home visit, One Hope Charity reviewed the case and decided to assist Mei Teng in raising the RM60,000. The family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect the donations from the well-wishers on their behalf.

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.

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