Urgent Fundraising – Kumar (Heart Disease)
“My chest was so painful that I burst into tears, but I worried there would be no medicine after I finished my sublingual tablets. So, I could only endure the pain. I would take deep breaths to relieve the pain, but it was not a long-term solution. I wish to undergo surgery. Please help me.”
Kumar A/L Munusamy, a security guard from Butterworth, Penang, had sudden chest pain in March this year. He went to the hospital for treatment, and the doctor suspected he had a heart problem and referred him to a government hospital for a thorough check. The report revealed blockages in six blood vessels in his heart, and the doctor scheduled him for a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) surgery on 24 January next year.
As his heart problem is worsening, he took the opportunity to have a detailed examination at the National Heart Institute’s IJN Mobile Care Truck during One Hope Charity’s Health Carnival. The test showed that his heart condition had deteriorated and needed surgery immediately.
【He is a hardworking man and knows well about his responsibility to work hard for his family. However, the pain in his heart made him unable to live an everyday life. He hopes to recover from the heart disease and continue to contribute to society】
53-year-old Kumar had high blood pressure. On 10 March this year, he had a sudden chest pain and went to the hospital for examination. He underwent an initial electrocardiogram (ECG) test and was confirmed to have a heart problem. The doctor referred him to a general hospital for a detailed examination. After the angiogram, the doctor confirmed that six blood vessels in his heart were blocked, one of which was 99% blocked.
Although his condition was critical, the hospital could only schedule him for a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) surgery in January of next year. At this stage, the doctor could only prescribe some medicines, including sublingual tablets for chest pain. And now, his condition deteriorated, and he feels tired and short of breath when walking, but he is helpless about dealing with his health condition.
When he went to National Heart Institute for a check, the doctor suggested he undergo an angioplasty. However, he could not afford the RM36,000, so he approached One Hope Charity for help.
Kumar works as a night shift security guard in a factory in Perai, earning slightly over RM2,000 a month. His wife, Logeswari A/P Singaiah, is a packaging department staff in a factory with a monthly salary of RM1,500. The couple has three children, aged 25, 22 and eight. Their eldest son is a stockkeeper. Their second and youngest daughters are still studying. His responsibility as a father is heavy, so he seeks help for the required surgical expenses.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist in raising the RM36,000 he needed. 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 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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