Lim Coke Wah, from Bukit Mertajam, experienced sudden limb numbness while at work. He was taken to the hospital by his colleagues and initially diagnosed with a minor stroke. After receiving treatment, he was allowed to return home for rest. However, a few days later, he faced breathing difficulties and confusion. Following medical examination, it was suspected that he had a bacterial lung infection, but further tests revealed that he was suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, also known as polyradiculoneuropathy, is a rare disease where the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system, leading to symptoms such as limb pain, speech impairment, and muscle paralysis.
The patient requires a series of treatments. Despite insurance coverage and his son selling his car to contribute, the family is still unable to cover the remaining RM70,000 needed for the medical expenses.
【Lim Coke Wah requires antibody therapy, but the money raised from his son's car sale is insufficient to cover his medical expenses】
Lim Coke Wah, a 57-year-old warehouse administrator, experienced sudden limb numbness on July 4th while at work. His colleagues took him to a clinic and he was later referred to a hospital for further examination. The hospital initially suspected a minor stroke and granted him discharge for home rest, along with a recommendation for physical therapy.
Unexpectedly, three days after returning home, Lim Coke Wah experienced sudden breathing difficulties. Due to insurance coverage, he was referred to a specialized neurology hospital for detailed examination. After undergoing various tests, including MRI, X-rays, and blood tests, a stroke was ruled out, and instead, the doctor diagnosed him with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Currently, he relies on respiratory support and requires a series of antibody treatments.
The patient was formerly an air-conditioning repairman who had a stroke ten years ago, which resulted in limited mobility on his right side. After treatment, he spent 2 to 3 years recovering at home before gradually returning to his daily life. However, he has been unable to work for the past 2 to 3 years, and his wife has been taking care of him, depleting their savings to cover living expenses.
After recovering, Lim Coke Wah returned to work as a warehouse administrator at a company, earning a monthly salary of RM1,900. He has been striving for a living for the past 5 to 6 years. The couple has four children, with their eldest son, aged 28, working in advertising design, their second son, aged 23, working as an air-conditioning technician, their third son, aged 22, working as a kitchen assistant, and their youngest daughter, aged 13, still pursuing her education.
The sudden turn of events has placed the entire family in a difficult situation. Despite their responsible children selling a car to contribute to the medical expenses, it is still not enough to cover the required medical costs. After careful consideration, our organization has decided to assist Lim Coke Wah in raising the required amount of RM70,000 for medical expenses. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to ONE HOPE CHARITY, and will be responsible for collecting the donations.
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