*A total of RM20,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM120,000 for this case.*
A head of the family suffers from a motor neuron disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The cause of the disease was unknown, and the family could only watch him lose his mobility, speech and ability to swallow, and later lose his vitality. However, the family did not give up their husband and father. They guard and care for him for 12 years, hoping for the best.
H'ng Peng Hock from Nibong Tebal, South Seberang Prai, suffered lung respiratory system damage at the end of last year and started to rely on an oxygen machine and a ventilator to maintain his life. However, the monthly rent for the devices is high, and he also needs a long-term supply of special milk formula, diapers, catheters, phlegm suction machine, and other medical equipment. His family cannot afford the substantial expenses. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.
Considering the patient has three children, who are still schooling, and his wife has been taking care of him for 12 years, One Hope Charity reviewed the case and decided to assist the patient in raising RM140,000 for his medical expenses.
【He was at a loss when the doctor diagnosed him with ALS. The couple once hugged each other, cried, and was helpless about their future. However, Peng Hock cannot let go of his wife and children, so he persisted until today with his strong willpower】
In 2011, H'ng Peng Hock often fell while walking and had cramps in his hands and feet at night. His friend recommended he go for a check at the Neurology Department, and the doctor diagnosed him with ALS after some examinations.
At that time, the doctor told him that ALS is an incurable disease and that a patient’s internal organs will gradually fail. This news shattered the dream of his family. However, he could still live, walk, work, and earn money for his family. After two to three years, he started using a walker and later needed guidance.
In the next two to three years, H'ng Peng Hock gradually lost his ability to move, and he could not care for himself or speak. In December last year, he received medical treatment due to coughing up blood. The doctor found that his lungs could not expel toxins, leading to bacterial infection. Since then, he has relied on an oxygen machine and a ventilator to assist his breathing. The monthly rent for the two pieces of medical equipment costs RM1,800.
The patient is now paralysed in bed and cannot care for himself. He needs tube feeding and takes eight cans of special milk formula to provide him with sufficient nutrition monthly. The patient also had a tracheotomy, and the tube needs replacement once every two months. These are the main expenses that become a heavy financial burden to the family.
H'ng Peng Hock was a building painting worker. He worked hard to support his family. He did not have Socso. His 42-year-old wife, Liew Lin Na, is a clerk. The couple has four children, aged 21, 19, 14 and 12. Their three children are still schooling. Their 19-year-old second child had just completed secondary school and decided to put aside their own dream to help the mother care for their father.
Due to limited income in the past and their savings being exhausted, the family cannot afford his medical expenses. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist H'ng Peng Hock in raising the RM140,000 in medical expenses. His family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their 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.