Urgent Fundraising – Oh Siang Yin (Breast Cancer) 2.0



"In the past, when doctors predicted I only had a few months left to live, I actively fought against cancer and maintained a positive attitude. I also utilized the time I had left to volunteer and help others. This time, I hope to receive help from everyone again, to give me a chance to continue my treatment and extend my life."

Oh Siang Yin, a 33-year-old woman from Bukit Mertajam, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2021, with doctors predicting her life was nearing its end. However, her proactive and optimistic approach to treatment allowed her to complete the treatment and maintain a healthy body to continue volunteering, gradually improving her life.

Unfortunately, the good times didn't last long. During her routine check-up in January this year, tests revealed an increase in her cancer cell count. Doctors recommended six months of oral chemotherapy, and she is appealing to the public to help her raise the necessary RM40,000 for her medical expenses.

【Her boyfriend has been by her side throughout the treatment, showing unwavering support, and they even got married in November last year】

In 2019, Oh Siang Yin discovered a small lump in her breast, which doctors initially diagnosed as benign and recommended surgical removal. However, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the surgery was postponed.

In 2021, the lump in her breast began to bleed, prompting her to seek medical attention. It was then confirmed that she had breast cancer. She underwent five sessions of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. In August, she experienced severe neck pain and further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to her cervical spine. She was informed that her condition was terminal and was referred to palliative care.

Despite the grim prognosis, with the support of her family and her own determination, Oh Siang Yin found a treatment plan that improved her condition. From being bedridden and dependent on others, she is now able to move around freely and even volunteers regularly.

Her boyfriend's unwavering support and attentive care, coupled with their marriage registration in November last year, signify a profound commitment. Additionally, her husband's return to the workforce underscores their determination to overcome challenges together. While Oh Siang Yin requires rest and regular medical check-ups, she continues to volunteer when not at the hospital, finding joy and fulfillment in simple acts of kindness.

However, in early January this year, her cancer markers increased, and the doctor recommended oral chemotherapy. The medication costs RM5,300 per month for a six-month course, in addition to bone-strengthening injections and hormone therapy. While they can afford the medication for one month, they are seeking assistance from the foundation for the remaining months.

Her husband, Tan Hong Seng (49 years old), is a lorry driver with a basic salary of RM2,700. Since Oh Siang Yin's diagnosis, they have had to spend extra on dietary needs and supplements. They are unable to afford the oral chemotherapy medication, hence the request for assistance from One Hope Charity.

After conducting a home visit and assessment, One Hope Charity has decided to assist her in raising RM40,000 for medical expenses. Oh Siang Yin and her family have agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity, which will handle the collection of donations. For any inquiries, please contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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