Urgent Fundraising – Chloe Ooi Wan Xuan (Heart Disease)



"Although we knew our child had a heart condition, she showed no symptoms or discomfort over the past few years and was able to run and play. However, her recent check-up report indicates that the hole in her heart has worsened and requires urgent surgery to prevent her heart from gradually failing."

Four-year-old Chloe Ooi Wan Xuan was born in Penang and currently lives with her parents in Johor. Three years ago, when she was just one year old, a routine visit to the clinic for a cough led to the discovery of her abnormal heartbeat. She was then referred to a specialist hospital for a detailed examination, which revealed a hole in her heart. At that time, the doctor believed the hole might close on its own.

【Chloe shows no symptoms and does not experience shortness of breath or cyanosis, but her small body harbors a "ticking time bomb" that requires urgent surgery】

From pregnancy to childbirth, everything was normal, and the child showed no symptoms as she grew. However, when she was one year old, she developed a fever and cough and was taken to a pediatric clinic. The doctor discovered a hole in her heart and referred her to a specialist hospital. After a detailed examination, it was confirmed that she had a ventricular septal defect (VSD), commonly known as a hole in the heart. The doctor initially believed the hole might close on its own as she grew.

A year ago, the family moved to Johor. In April, they returned to their hometown for prayer and took her for a follow-up appointment. Recently, they discovered her condition had worsened, requiring surgery to close the hole. Due to the high cost, they consulted the National Heart Institute (IJN) for advice.

Upon further examination, it was found that besides VSD, she also had double outlet right ventricle (DORV) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which are serious heart defects and malformations requiring urgent surgery. The surgery cost is estimated at RM65,000.

This news left the financially struggling couple in despair. The father's income is barely sufficient to cover the expenses in Johor and Singapore, and the substantial surgery cost left them feeling helpless.

Father Ooi Choon Hao (32) and mother Yee Kwai Heong (41) used to sell chicken chop rice at a food court in Penang. Due to limited income, the father decided to move the family to Johor a year ago to earn in Singapore dollars. He found a job as a butcher in Singapore, earning SGD 2,400, while the mother stays at home. Despite this, they are unable to afford the surgery and have sought help.

After reviewing their case, One Hope Charity has decided to raise the remaining RM65,000 needed for the surgery. The family has agreed to entrust One Hope Charity with the fundraising efforts and the collection of donations. Our foundation will contribute RM5,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserved Fund". For any inquiries, please contact our hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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