Urgent Fundraising – Lee Kien Seng (Multiple Myeloma)

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A 59-year-old man initially thought he had a frozen shoulder, but his condition gradually worsened to the point where even holding a spoon to eat became difficult. Tests confirmed it was caused by cancer cells. Although he successfully underwent a transplant, the cancer has recently recurred, and his family urgently needs to raise the remaining RM132,000 for his medication.

"I hope my condition can be controlled so I can witness my children getting married, starting their own families, and live healthily with them," he said.

After working in a pharmaceutical factory for many years, the 59-year-old man from Senawang, Negeri Sembilan, watched his two children enter the workforce and prepare to start their own families. He was looking forward to retiring with his wife. However, his shoulder and arm became unusually stiff, and further examination revealed a serious illness.

In March 2022, Lee Kien Seng and his wife, Ng Siew Lian (59), were exercising as usual when Lee found it difficult to perform simple arm movements. Initially, they thought it was typical arm pain following vaccination, but decided to visit a clinic. After being diagnosed with frozen shoulder, he underwent physical therapy, but his condition did not improve. He couldn't hold items steadily, and his movements were abnormally slow.

Blood tests showed deteriorating kidney function, prompting further examination at the hospital. Doctors eventually diagnosed him with stage 4 multiple myeloma, explaining that cancer cells had invaded his bones, making his arm immobile. During his approximately three-week hospital stay, he found it difficult to get out of bed and had to lie down continuously. Since the pandemic restrictions were still in place, Wong Siew Lian could not stay at the hospital to care for him and had to drive from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur daily to visit him.

【With the recurrence of his illness, two types of cancer drugs are required for his treatment. However, the cost is prohibitively high, making it difficult for the family to afford】

After undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy with limited success, doctors switched to oral medication to control his condition. About a year later, he completed a stem cell transplant using his own cells. Fortunately, company insurance and disability retirement benefits helped alleviate the high medical expenses during this period.

However, his health condition no longer permits him to continue working, forcing him to leave his job and attend regular hospital check-ups and medication. In May of this year, tests revealed signs of cancer recurrence. Doctors recommended continuing oral medication combined with another chemotherapy drug, costing at least RM23,200 per week.

He and his wife, Ng Siew Lian, have two children, both of whom are already working. Their son is planning to marry his fiancée this year. After discussing, they decided to withdraw their savings to pay for the medication, but they could only gather around RM100,000.

Wong Siew Lian works as an administrative officer in a company and was previously a donor to One Hope Charity. Unfortunately, with her husband's cancer and the high medical expenses, they found themselves in a difficult position and decided to seek help from One Hope Charity. After a home visit and review, One Hope Charity decided to help them raise RM132,000 for a 10-week treatment period.

The family agreed to entrust the fundraising to One Hope Charity, which will also manage the donations. For any inquiries, please contact our hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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