Urgent Fundraising – Ng Wei Jie (Acute Myeloid Leukemia)



"I was shocked and found it difficult to accept when I was diagnosed with leukemia. I had insomnia for two weeks and felt very depressed. It was only with the encouragement and comfort of family and friends that I gradually accepted the reality of my illness. The doctor suggested a bone marrow transplant, and I hope to undergo the surgery successfully and return to a normal life."

Ng Wei Jie, a 26-year-old man from Jawi, South Seberang Perai, Penang, was asymptomatic. In October last year, he sought medical treatment for a persistent back strain that did not heal. After a thorough examination, abnormal white blood cell counts were detected, and he was referred to the relevant department for further testing, which ultimately confirmed a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Ng Wei Jie underwent four rounds of chemotherapy, enduring many side effects but persevering through them. He is now looking forward to the opportunity for a bone marrow transplant. However, the substantial medical costs have left him and his parents feeling helpless, as they hope to raise RM 250,000 for the medical expenses.

【The side effects from the previous four rounds of chemotherapy have been severe, causing not only facial twitching and blood accumulation in the eyes affecting vision, but also bacterial infections and impaired mobility】

Ng Wei Jie used to be an accomplished archer, representing his school in competitions, and he was also active in swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities. A dedicated and helpful individual, he has been an active member of the St. John Ambulance and even volunteered for charity events organized by the One Hope Charity & Welfare. Standing tall and healthy, Ng had never experienced any serious health issues.

In October last year, he strained his back at work, leading to persistent back pain. Initially, he was prescribed painkillers at the hospital and later referred to the central hospital for pain relief injections. When the pain persisted, the hospital decided to conduct a blood test. The test results revealed abnormal white blood cell counts, and further examination confirmed a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The hospital immediately scheduled him for chemotherapy.

On the eve of his chemotherapy, one side of his face suddenly became paralyzed as if he had a stroke. The doctors found that his leukemia had caused a bacterial infection affecting his nerves. After treating the infection, he underwent chemotherapy, which caused him to suffer from high fevers and temporary inability to walk. Despite these severe side effects, Ng Wei Jie showed remarkable resilience.

During his treatment, he developed a bacterial infection in his chemotherapy catheter, and low platelet counts led to bleeding in his left eye, impairing his vision. Facing an uncertain future, Ng harbored many fears and feelings of helplessness. However, his love for his family and sports kept him determined to persevere, hoping for better days ahead.

The doctors recommended a bone marrow transplant. With no match found in his two sisters, the doctors suggested joining the bone marrow donor registry to find a compatible donor. His parents managed to cover the initial costs for the bone marrow matching, but they could not afford the subsequent expenses, prompting them to seek help from One Hope Charity.

Previously, Ng Wei Jie worked as a clothing wholesaler until the company closed down. He then joined his father in the tile installation business, earning a daily wage of RM100. His father, Ng Loo Sen (51), is a tile installation contractor, and his mother, Tang Sek Hong (49), is a housewife. The family has three children, with Ng Wei Jie being the only son and having two younger sisters aged 21 and 16.

After a thorough home visit and assessment, One Hope Charity decided to assist Ng Wei Jie in raising the needed RM 250,000 for his medical expenses. The family has entrusted the entire fundraising activity to One Hope Charity, who will also collect the donations on their behalf. One Hope Charity will allocate RM 10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund." For any inquiries, please contact the foundation's hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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