Urgent Fundraising – Mohamad Aafi Akeef (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)



*A total of RM5,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM65,000 for this case.*

“Our son must stay in the intensive care unit for two weeks. To make sure that he survives, we have no choice. I beg the public to help us.”

Baby Mohamad Aafi Akeef Bin Mohamad Ahzarul Aswad from Kuala Kangsar, Perak, did not cry after birth. The doctor found that he was hypoxic and his lungs were not fully expanded. He suffered from respiratory distress syndrome and needed to stay in the hospital for two weeks. His anxious parents had no other option but to seek help for the required medical expenses of RM70,000.

【The parents finished their savings to pay RM31,000 for medical expenses. However, the unexpected situation of their son made them panic】

The mother’s prenatal check-up did not show any abnormalities. Therefore, the couple prepared RM15,000 for the cost of labour and confinement. The pregnant mother suddenly bled two weeks before the expected due date, so they went to a private hospital to prepare for delivery. The child was naturally born, but he did not cry at birth. He was short of breath and hypoxic. After 24 hours in the hospital, the doctor found his condition was out of control.

As there is no neonatal intensive care unit in the private hospital and insufficient beds in government hospitals, the newborn was forced to be transferred to another private specialist hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit for treatment.

The doctor said the baby’s lungs had not fully expanded, resulting in hypoxia. His heart needed a greater workload to transport oxygen, so the baby suffered from shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat. The doctor estimated the baby would stay in the intensive care unit for two weeks, costing about RM80,000.

The child faced unexpected situations since birth. On the one hand, the parents are worried about their son, and one the other hand, they are facing huge financial pressure. They had no choice but to hope for the best.

The parents have used up their savings to pay for the labour charges and hospital deposit. And now, they are in dire straits and can no longer pay for the baby’s medical expenses for two weeks.

The baby’s 34-year-old father, Mohamad Ahzarul Aswad Bin Muhamad Daud, was a human resources company consulting specialist with a salary of RM2,800. However, he resigned due to the unstable situation of the company post-pandemic and some internal problems. He now works as a freelance consultant, earning not more than RM2,000 monthly.

His 34-year-old mother, Nur Aznin Bt Sahari, is a secondary school teacher with a monthly salary of RM6,147. Although she is a civil servant, she could not transfer her son to a government hospital because the hospital was full. The couple has another one-year-old daughter.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist the baby boy in raising his needed medical expenses. His parents 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 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.

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