Urgent Fundraising – Goh Kim Geok (Shelter Arrangement)



“Tolong… Please come help me and send me to a nursing home as soon as possible. Now I can’t walk or take care of myself. I am feeling so terrible and I really need your help!”

76-year-old Goh Kim Geok, who has been living alone, once suffered a stroke. However, she still managed to care for herself then. Unexpectedly, after a fall after Chinese New Year, she could no longer move. She can now only sit on a chair and unable to take care of her daily life. She relies on her neighbours to buy her food and she knows that it is not a long-time solution. Hence, she started to have the idea of moving to a nursing home. She hopes that One Hope Charity would help her settle into a nursing home for the rest of her life.

Three years ago, One Hope Charity had arranged Kim Geok to move to a nursing home. However, she chose to leave because she was not used to living there and stayed in a low cost flat alone. One Hope Charity provided assistance to her from time to time and sent warmth to her during festive seasons. And now, she is seeking to move to a nursing home for a second time. After confirming her final decision, One Hope Charity decided to raise a nominal amount of RM36,000 to take care of her until the end of her life.

【She had a stroke three years ago that left her with difficulty walking. She could only walk in small steps, and sought help to relocate her to a nursing home. However, she could not adapt the new life and chose to live alone】

Kim Geok remains single all the time. She was originally lived on Penang Island, but moved to a low cost flat in Bukit Mertajam over a decade ago. She used to work in an insurance company, and later worked in a coffee shop as she got older. The old woman ate bread when she was hungry, and sometimes would ask her friends to help her buy some food. She relies on a Welfare Department’s aid to live.

Four years ago, she suffered a stroke and had difficulty moving. She could only walk in small steps. As no one could care for her, One Hope Charity received a request to relocate her to a nursing how. Unexpectedly, she couldn’t get used to living there and wanted to leave, so One Hope Charity allowed her to move back to her low cost flat and live alone.

Despite this, One Hope Charity would include her in its activities and festive celebrations. Whether it was reunion dinners, or providing goods to the poor and needy, Kim Geok was always one of the beneficiaries. When she needed help in her daily life such as to replace a lightbulb, One Hope Charity would also send volunteer to help her. She would also receive dry goods from the organisation from time to time.

This year, One Hope Charity invited her to join the Chinese New Year reunion gathering. Unexpectedly, she had a fall after Chinese New Year and became unable to move. She can’t care for herself and her body is weak. She can only sit on a chair, and need help from people around her. Her neighbour has a job and can only help her put on diapers. The neighbour cannot come over to see her often.

The old woman has an elder brother and an elder sister, but they both passed away. Her nieces and nephews live in outstation and can only visit her once a year during Chinese New Year.

Kim Geok sought help from One Hope Charity for the second time to relocate her to a nursing home. After discussion by the board of directors, One Hope Charity agreed to move her to a nursing home to enjoy her old age. One Hope Charity will also responsible for the funeral arrangements after she passes on.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to raise funds for Goh Kim Geok. She agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on her behalf.

Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.

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