Urgent Fundraising – Ch’ng Yee Cheng (Stroke)



47-year-old Ch’ng Yee Cheng, devoted to his elderly parents for years with his sister, unexpectedly suffered paralysis in his right hand and speech difficulties. His sister, alone and helpless, doesn't know what to do. Doctors informed them of the urgent need for surgery to save his life.

There is only one specialist hospital Penang that capable of performing Mechanical Thrombectomy for stroke patients, and the surgery must be done within the golden period. The distraught sister pleads for RM 70,000 to save her brother.

The father, 93 years old, suffers from Parkinson's disease, half-blind with poor vision. The mother, 85, has cerebral atrophy and difficulty walking. The siblings care for their elderly parents, but now the stroke has left the family in crisis.

Ch’ng Yee Cheong, a 47-year-old interior designer, had been caring full-time for his parents since his mother was diagnosed with cerebral atrophy after a fall years ago. His father now uses a walker, and his mother struggles but can still manage eating and drinking. Both rely on their children for care.

On Wednesday night (3/7/24), Ch’ng suddenly experienced numbness in his hand. His sister tried traditional remedies, but he developed slurred speech and difficulty swallowing water. They rushed him to the emergency room, but it was overcrowded, so they returned home.

His sister stayed up all night monitoring him. He complained of discomfort when lying down or sitting, but walking was easier. He also complained of facial pain and nasal congestion, using medication to relieve symptoms.

Thursday morning, he got up to eat breakfast but still spoke unclearly. By 10 AM, feeling worse, he asked his sister to take him to the hospital. Doctors found blood clots in his brain and emphasized the need for surgery within the golden window. The large surgical costs left his sister feeling helpless.

His sister, Ch'ng Lee Chong (57), admitted they had always cared for their parents together. If one needed to go to the hospital, they both drove, taking their parents for appointments. She doesn't know what to do if her brother needs urgent help.

Ch'ng Lee Chong works as a remindser assistant earning RM1600. The family of four lives together in a house in Penang, relying on their parents' pension and frugal living to get by.

Now, with her brother's sudden stroke, she turns to One Hope Charity for help, hoping to save him. After urgent review, One Hope Charity decided to raise the required RM 70,000 medical funds. They entrusted the fundraising to the ONE HOPE CHARITY, also acting as fund collector. One Hope Charity will allocate RM5,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserved Fund" for this case. For inquiries, contact hotline 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.

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