Urgent Fundraising – Chong Ze Wen (Scoliosis)
The 14-year-old boy is passionate about extracurricular activities such as lion dancing, Chinese martial arts, badminton, and basketball. He should have been enjoying this spirited adolescence, but during his growth, it was discovered that he has scoliosis. This not only affected his height but also jeopardized his ability to continue participating in the sports he loves. His parents are increasingly concerned about his deteriorating health.
Hailing from Johor Bahru, Chong Ze Wen was noticed by his 51-year-old father, Chong Hoong Huat, about two years ago for showing signs of scoliosis. At the time of the hospital visit, the doctor suggested waiting until the age of 14 for further examination and surgery. However, after being assigned to work abroad by his company, the father was away from home for nearly two years. It was upon his return that he discovered the worsening condition of his son's scoliosis.
【Over the course of two years, the curvature has worsened by an additional 32 degrees. Further delay is not advisable, as it may impact the child's growth and health】
After further examination, doctors found that Chong Ze Wen's scoliosis had progressed from 45 degrees at the age of 12 to 77 degrees within two years. The rapid increase of 32 degrees necessitates urgent surgical correction to prevent a threat to his health and ensure body balance while avoiding compression of internal organs.
"This condition has brought considerable challenges to my life, affecting aspects such as sleep, study, and rehearsals. I feel the spine pressing against organs, making it difficult to breathe."
Father Chong Hoong Huat is deeply concerned about the impact on his son's future growth and health. Despite regularly contributing through email notifications for donation drives, he finds himself in the unexpected position of needing assistance from the public for his son.
"I often see donation drive notifications through email and try to contribute to patients in need, but I never expected to be seeking help for my son and myself now."
Chong Hoong Huat works as a supervisor in a manufacturing company with a monthly salary of around RM 5,000. He needs to support his wife, Ratna Yuni Astutik (34 years old), who is a housewife, and three children, including Chong Ze Wen, a 6-year-old daughter, and an 18-month-old son. Additionally, he has responsibilities in caring for his mother, sister, and his sister's children, all aged over 70.
Considering the urgency of Chong Ze Wen's condition, One Hope Charity, after a home visit and verification process, has decided to assist the family in raising the required RM50,000 for the surgery.
The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities entirely to the One Hope Charity & Welfare and authorize the collection of donations. For any inquiries, please contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.
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