Looking at her trying so hard to breath, we are very sad. Since she is trying so hard, how can we give up so easily?”
A baby girl was diagnosed with pulmonary hypoplasia soon after she was born. The newborn has to stay in a special infant incubator for two weeks. She can leave the incubator only when her lungs are fully developed and she can breathe on her own. Her parents are pleading the public to help them with RM30,000, so that they could save their baby.
Durrah Arissa Binti Lukman Hakim from Perak was born on September 17 at a maternity centre in Perak. The doctor found out that her breathing was abnormal during a check, and suggested her parents to transfer her to another hospital immediately.
However, Ipoh General Hospital was unable to accept the baby girl for examination and treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic. In order to save the baby girl, the parents have no choice but to send the baby to a specialist hospital.
After a thorough examination by a specialist doctor, it was discovered that Durrah Arissa’s lungs were not fully develop, which resulted her to be unable to breathe normally and has to rely on a breathing aid. In addition, she must stay in a special incubator for at least two weeks while receiving antibiotic treatment. She can only leave the incubator when her lungs are fully developed. The medical cost for two weeks is about RM40,000.
Her 36-year-old father Lukman Hakim Bin Ahmad works in an oil palm company with a monthly salary of RM4,600. Her 36-year-old mother Nor Hafizah Binti Ibrahim is a housewife. The couple has six children – a 12-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, 6-year-old son, 2-year-old son and the newly born baby girl.
The couple also had a child who died shortly after being born in 2017. The departure of their child left them in deep sorrow. And now, they are also sad seeing their daughter fighting for her life but they are more determine to save their daughter at all costs.
In this regard, they came forward to One Hope Charity to ask for help. Out of the RM40,000 medical fee the baby girl needed, they have already paid RM10,000 to the hospital. They could not afford the remaining RM30,000 and they hope that the public could help.
After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to assist the baby girl to raise RM30,000 medical fee. The family agreed to authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from generous individuals 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 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.
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One Hope Charity & Welfare is a registered non-profit organization and founded in 2002 and previously, it was known as Pertubuhan Penganut Dewi Xi Wang Dian, Bukit Mertajam, Penang and was the first operation office dedicated in charity works.