Urgent Fundraising – Lee Chiun Hui (Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair, TEVAR)



After a successful surgery, I hope to return to a normal life where I can work, lift heavy objects, and resume all activities as usual."

For him, who is over half a century old, the greatest hope is to "have a normal life" again. His heart has gradually become a hindrance, making walking, climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, exercising, or working almost impossible tasks.

【Experiencing the pain he went through a decade ago once again, he feels uneasy. In the short term, he can only temporarily control the condition by taking medication】

A few days before his birthday in October last year, Lee Chiun Hui from Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, suddenly felt abnormal pain near his heart in the chest and abdomen area. After examination, doctors informed him that the blood vessels in the lower part of his heart were dilated, and he needed to undergo Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR).

Nearly a decade ago, he had experienced similar pain in the chest and abdomen area, initially misdiagnosed as stomach pain. Despite taking medication and injections, there was no improvement. He eventually sought further testing at the hospital and was diagnosed with the dilation of blood vessels in the upper part of the heart. Doctors told him that at that time, the blood vessels had already expanded, and if they had ruptured due to excessive dilation, he would have died within a short 6 seconds.

With the help of his family, Lee Chiun Hui immediately underwent surgery at that time and spent nearly 3 weeks in the intensive care unit. After being discharged, he temporarily returned to normal life. Unfortunately, fate took its toll, and he experienced similar pain again at the end of last year. After testing, it was confirmed to be a similar situation. Doctors explained to him that the surgery was complex and carried certain risks, especially considering that this time the blood vessels would affect the kidneys and feet.

Before confirming the possibility of surgery, he can only temporarily control the condition with medication, taking over 10 types of medication daily to manage blood pressure and ensure blood thinning.

"I may appear no different from an ordinary person on the outside, but inside, I am frail and plagued by many illnesses. I easily feel fatigued, dizzy, and my feet become weak, making it difficult to climb stairs. I cannot engage in physical activities, lift heavy objects, and working is a challenge."

【He can only take on temporary jobs, and together with his family, they are scraping together to make ends meet. A shortfall of RM50,000 is still needed for the surgery】

Lee Chiun Hui currently works as a temporary truck driver, earning around RM1,500 per month. Sometimes, he also helps with breeding catfish, but the income is minimal. Divorced for several years, he has a daughter who has been able to pursue education with the help of relatives and friends. Lee has financial responsibilities such as mortgage payments, transportation expenses, phone bills, and insurance.

Due to the high complexity of the thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) surgery, Lee Chiun Hui faces substantial surgical costs. Despite pooling resources with his family, they still lack RM50,000 for the procedure. With no other options, they are seeking assistance from the foundation to ensure that Lee Chiun Hui can undergo this crucial surgery as soon as possible.

Following a home visit and review, the foundation has decided to assist them in raising RM50,000. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the ONE HOPE CHARITY , which will also collect the donations. For any inquiries, you can contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.

GOAL achieved thanks for all your donations