Urgent Fundraising – Lim Qi Shuang (Scoliosis)
A mother discovered her 12-year-old daughter had a protruding shoulder blade six months ago. At that time, the girl did not experience any pain or discomfort, so her family did not take the matter seriously. When medical personnel went to the girl’s school for a routine examination, they found abnormalities in her spine and requested her parents to bring her to the hospital for treatment. The doctor at the hospital diagnosed her with 00-degree scoliosis.
Lim Qi Shuang from Pinang Tunggal in North Seberang Prai, Penang, has recently started to feel soreness in her back. She needs surgery as soon as possible to avoid worsening or compressing her internal organs. The surgery costs RM60,000, but her parents can only afford RM3,000. She is still short of RM57,000 in surgical fees.
【Qi Shuang has recently begun to feel soreness in her back. If she does not undergo surgery soon, the curve in her spine may compress her internal organs】
Qi Shuang grew up safely and healthily. However, her mother discovered that her daughter’s shoulder blades were protruding about six months ago. The girl did not feel pain or discomfort then, nor did it affect her daily activities. Therefore, her family did not take the matter seriously.
In the middle of this year, several nurses went to her school for routine examinations for pupils. A nurse discovered the girl had scoliosis and reminded the parents to bring her for treatment. Her parents brought the girl to a clinic in June, and the doctor immediately referred her to a hospital. An examination confirmed that the girl had 90-degree scoliosis, and the doctor referred her to a specialist hospital for a detailed test.
An examination at the specialist hospital revealed she had scoliosis of over 90 degrees and needed surgery as soon as possible. Her parents were panicked as they had never heard of scoliosis and did not know its effects on its patients. Now, they only hope that their daughter can grow up healthily.
Her 45-year-old father, Lim Kim Thye, is a technician at a furniture shop with a salary of RM3,000. Her 40-year-old mother, Ng Chai Hoon, is a housewife. The couple has two children aged 15 and 12, respectively. The family’s income can barely meet the monthly expenses, so they can only afford RM3,000 for the surgery. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity to assist in the shortfall in surgical costs.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist Lim Qi Shuang in raising the shortfall of RM57,000 in surgical fees. Her 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, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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