Urgent Fundraising – Kadariah (Stroke)
She has worked as a nurse all her life to serve others and has devoted herself to becoming a midwife nurse. She served in many hospitals, and now, in her 70s, she had a sudden stroke. She might be paralysed for life or even die if she does not undergo surgery. Her son is helpless and at a loss.
70-year-old Kadariah Bt Ramli, from Bandar Baharu, Kedah, needed an emergency mechanical thrombectomy within the golden window. However, only one specialist hospital in Penang can perform the respective surgery, which costs RM50,000. Her family could only afford RM20,000, so they pleaded with the public to assist them with the shortfall of RM30,000.
【The elderly woman suddenly fainted in the toilet a few days ago. Her face drooped, and half of her body was paralysed. Examination confirmed that she had a stroke】
Kadariah worked as a nurse for 23 years. After retirement, she finally enjoyed her life and lived with her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Although she had suffered a stroke twice, she could still care for herself as both were minor strokes.
On 30 May, around 2:00 pm, her daughter-in-law helped her put medicine for tinnitus, and the elderly woman requested ice cream as she felt that the weather was too hot. After that, she wanted to do laundry. However, she didn’t get out of the bathroom at 5:00 pm. Her daughter-in-law checked on her and discovered she was lying on the floor with half her body paralysed. Her mouth was crooked and drooled.
The neighbours helped to send her to a nearby hospital, and the doctor later referred the old lady to a government hospital for a thorough examination. The result confirmed that she had a cerebral vascular obstruction and needed to be transferred to the only hospital with mechanical thrombectomy technology for surgery to increase her survival rate. Otherwise, her life might be at stake.
Her 42-year-old only son, Adil Khabar bin Abdul Rahman, believed in the doctor’s diagnosis and could only do his best based on the doctor’s advice. He is a civil servant with a monthly salary of RM2,197. His wife is a kindergarten teacher. The couple has two children, an 11-year-old autistic child and a 10-year-old kid. The elderly woman also has a 28-year-old daughter, who is a project manager.
The daughter-in-law said that the elderly woman was usually staying at home alone. Fortunately, it was a holiday, so the grandson and daughter-in-law were home. Otherwise, no one might discover she fainted on that day.
The elderly woman worked as a nurse all her life and contributed to the society. After retirement, she received a total pension of RM4,000 from her late husband and herself to live. Her family can only afford RM20,000. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.
Kadariah’s case is an emergency, so One Hope Charity approved the application in the shortest possible time so that she can transfer to another hospital for surgery. 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. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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