Urgent Fundraising – Lee Xin Lin (Heart Disease)
13-year-old Lee Xin Lin is a sweet and cute girl. She has congenital heart disease, but her tiny body has strong resilience. She has undergone four heart repair surgeries and grew up safely for 13 years.
During the 13 years of life, Xin Lin from Penang Island was in good health. She had no symptoms and followed the doctor’s advice to avoid strenuous exercise. Unexpectedly, during a follow-up visit, the doctor told them she had to go for another surgery to readjust and manage the heart’s blood flow. Without the surgery, her heart valve that can’t close fully will lead to cardiac system chaos, which will not only increase the heart’s burden but also prevent blood and oxygen from being systematically supplied to the whole body. Her other body organs will gradually fail due to lack of oxygen and affect the function of her liver, kidneys and lungs.
However, the surgery she needed cost RM80,000. Her worried parents could only afford RM10,000. Hence, they sought help for the shortfall of RM70,000.
【Xin Lin was once sad as she could not participate in sports activities like her friends due to her illness. She hopes to run after she recovers and is determined to become a doctor when she grows up to save herself and other people】
Xin Lin had congenital heart disease since young. She was normal from the fetal stage to birth, but when she was one month old, her lips and fingernails turned cyanotic when she was crying. After repeated examinations, the doctor discovered that she had congenital heart defects, namely single ventricle and tricuspid atresia.
She underwent surgeries when she was two months old, two and a half years old, six years old and 12 years old. After four surgeries, she finally grew up safely. However, the doctor stopped her from strenuous exercise. When Xin Lin was 12, the oxygen content in her body was only between 40% and 50% before the surgery. Fortunately, she did not experience any symptoms or discomfort.
Recently, the doctor discovered that the girl’s heart valve could not close fully and needed surgery to repair the gap. And now, she needs to undergo her fifth surgery. Although afraid, she is still strong in facing the upcoming challenges and looking forward to a better future. She hopes to be a person who can contribute to society when she grows up and hopes that the public can help her tide over the difficulties by raising the RM70,000 she needs.
Her 49-year-old father, Lee Wei Gee, runs a trading company supplying plastic bottles. He earns slightly over RM7,000 monthly. Her 44-year-old mother, Lee Chee Cheng, is a housewife. She is the couple’s only daughter. Her father works alone to support his wife and daughter and care for his parents in their 70s. Therefore, he can only afford RM10,000.
The Lee family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. An amount of RM5,000 will be disbursed from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund" for this case. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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