A family of 11 from Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, lived happily under one roof despite their difficult circumstances. The family's health was deteriorating one by one. The father had hand surgery, the mother had cancer, and the second daughter, who had just gotten a job, was in a car accident and required extensive medical care. The family's financial stress has made everyone's life extremely hectic.
【The second daughter was involved in a car accident and required at least three surgeries】
Last Christmas was a nightmare for Hoo Cheng See, 26. She was out riding her motorcycle that afternoon when she was involved in a car accident, which resulted in serious injuries to the right side of her body, extending from her shoulder to her thigh and calf.
Cheng See was diagnosed with up to four fractures and open wounds throughout her body. She had at least three surgeries performed on her by the doctor. Although the swelling has subsided and the stitches have been removed, the pain from the wound prevents her from sleeping. She could also not lift her right hand and had difficulty walking around at home.
Cheng See not only needs to visit the clinic on a regular basis to wash the wound and receive physical therapy, but he also requires another operation. The steel plate implanted during the previous surgery is expected to be removed in four months. Her car accident-related surgeries cost nearly RM60,000, and the subsequent surgery is expected to cost an additional RM15,000; with the cost of follow-up visits and other treatments, she and her family are completely overwhelmed. To make matters worse, she had recently lost her clerical job due to a car accident.
【Father underwent surgery, mother suffered from cancer, and the financial burden of the family fell on the elder sister】
Cheng See's father,Hoo Siew Peng (54 years old), is a rubber tapping worker, but after last year's finger injury and inflammation, it is difficult to work for a long time now, and the monthly salary is about RM500; her mother, Chong Yuke Cheng (55 years old), is a handicapped person with poor mobility, was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the hospital, which costs about RM6,000 per month.
She has 7 siblings. The eldest sister (27 years old) is a technical programmer with a monthly income of about RM5,300; Hoo Cheng See came in second; the third sister (24 years old) is an amateur illustrator with an uncertain income; and the fourth brother (21 years old) is currently assisting with her mother's care; the fifth sister (20), sixth brother (17), and youngest sister (12) are still in school. In addition, the family has an elderly grandmother and a 3-year-old nephew who require care and living expenses.
Their lives are poor; they have always lived frugally, and they do not own many household appliances. The monthly expenses, which are stretched thin each month, include rent, a car loan, transportation, education, water and electricity, telephone, food, and daily necessities. The older sister with the most reliable income bore the brunt of these financial obligations, along with the parents' medical costs and now Ho Cheng See's medical costs.
It was thought that after Hoo Cheng See found a job, she could help relieve her financial burden, but she was unable to work for a short time after the car accident. On the other hand, the eldest sister was forced to temporarily take unpaid leave in order to take care of her second sister, Hoo Cheng See, and has almost exhausted her savings. Considering that the family is facing enormous financial pressure, the Ho family decided to seek help from ONE HOPE CHARITY.
After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to raise Cheng See's medical and living expenses. Her family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf.
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