Urgent Fundraising – Ng Yee Ang (Meconium Aspiration Syndrome)
Since his wife’s prenatal check-up showed that the fetus was normal, a husband spared RM5,000 for his wife to give birth to their first child at a specialist hospital so that they could choose a female doctor to welcome their first child.
Unexpectedly, his wife had contractions before the expected due date. A large amount of meconium came out during the delivery, and the doctor immediately performed an emergency caesarean section. The baby boy’s head turned black due to brain hypoxia, so the doctor rushed him to the intensive care unit. The doctor estimated that he would need to stay in the hospital for two weeks to clear the meconium in his lungs and body.
Baby boy Ng Yee Ang from Raja Uda in Butterworth relies on oxygen aid to survive. His anxious parents are at a loss. They have paid tens of thousands of ringgit for the maternity fees and cannot afford their son’s RM30,000 medical expenses. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.
【The wife requested a female doctor to deliver the baby, and the husband prepared a sum for the labour fee to welcome their firstborn. Unexpectedly, the unexpected situation caused the medical bill to soar】
On 29 August morning, the pregnant mother felt abdominal pain and went to the hospital. During the labour induction process, meconium came out first. It was unusual, so the doctor performed an emergency caesarean section. The baby’s head was black at birth due to hypoxia, and the doctor rushed the baby boy to the intensive care unit for oxygen aid. The doctor said the baby boy suffered from meconium aspiration syndrome, which would cause breathing difficulties and even threaten his life.
On the first day of birth, the doctor told the parents to be mentally prepared as their son’s survival rate was only 30%. The news shocked the novice parents. However, on the third day, the doctor said the baby’s survival rate had risen to 70%, and his condition had improved.
Although the child’s condition was getting better, the young couple was still helpless as they could not afford the substantial medical expenses. The couple’s friends and relatives had their financial burdens. Therefore, in a state of helplessness, they sought help from One Hope Charity.
The baby boy’s 27-year-old father, Ng Kean Loon, is an e-hailing driver, earning between RM2,000 and RM3,000 monthly. He needs to work very hard to get RM4,000 in a month. His 27-year-old Indonesian mother, Helda Fitriani Arda Ningsi, was a factory but quit her job after getting married. The couple needs to bear the family expenses of their respective parents, and the labour cost has exhausted their savings. Therefore, they have no extra money for their son’s medical expenses.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist Ng Yee Ang in raising the RM30,000 he needed so that he could receive treatment in the shortest possible time.
The 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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