Urgent Fundraising – Oi Lai Heng (Heart Disease, (AAD))



A 65-year-old man diagnosed with a rare and dangerous heart condition, aortic dissection, faces a life-threatening situation requiring urgent treatment. He needs surgery to insert a stent, but the high cost is beyond what his children can afford. They are appealing to the public to help save their father.

"If I don't have the surgery, I can only wait for death. I still want to enjoy my old age and continue doing good deeds."

Oi Lai Heng from Simpang Ampat, Penang, has suffered from hypertension and high cholesterol for years. Recently, he experienced sudden chest pain and cold sweats, and the next morning he vomited. His son took him to the hospital, where doctors found a dark spot on his heart, initially suspecting a tumor. He was referred to the central hospital for further examination.

Tests confirmed that Oi Lai Heng has a severe cardiovascular disease requiring emergency surgery. Without it, he could die at any moment due to an aortic rupture. The family is overwhelmed by the enormous surgery cost and is seeking assistance to raise the RM75,000 needed for the procedure.

【The aorta is the largest and highest-pressure blood vessel in the human body. If it ruptures and bleeds, it can be fatal at any moment】

A seemingly minor symptom led to Oi Lai Heng being diagnosed with Stanford Type A Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Dissection (AAD), a severe aortic dissection that can lead to aortic rupture and death.

Doctors have recommended a life-saving Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) surgery, a complex cardiovascular procedure combining open surgery and endovascular repair techniques. This surgery typically repairs the ascending aorta and aortic arch while treating the descending aorta with a stent-graft.

Although Oi Lai Heng is receiving treatment and surgery at a government hospital, the required stent, imported from Germany, costs RM80,000, leaving his family feeling helpless and financially strained.

Currently in the hospital, Oi Lai Heng is conscious. Doctors have informed him that the blood vessels responsible for pumping blood from his heart are ruptured and swollen, causing an elevated heart rate. Medication is being administered to lower his heart rate to prevent further strain and potential rupture.

Oi Lai Heng, who once worked as a tour bus driver in Kuala Lumpur, returned to Penang 15 years ago to work as a lorry driver after his wife was diagnosed with cancer. His wife has since passed away, and he retired four years ago, now living with his youngest son.

He has two sons, aged 30 and 26. His eldest son, single, works as a hotel customer service representative. His younger son, a factory technician, has a wife and a three-year-old daughter, with another child on the way. The sons can only afford RM5,000 towards the surgery, leaving RM75,000 still needed.

After a thorough review, ONE HOPE CHARITY has decided to assist in raising the necessary funds. The family has entrusted the charity with managing the fundraising campaign. ONE HOPE CHARITY will also allocate RM10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund" to support this case. For any inquiries, please contact the charity's hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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