Urgent Fundraising – Ong Pecik Luan (Breast Cancer)



"When I found out about my cancer diagnosis, I was scared. Scared to leave my family, but I didn't want to burden my husband and children either. I hope that after I recover, I can continue to give back to my family. Please help me get through this difficult time."

57-year-old Ong Pecik Luan from Penang was diagnosed with cancer, and initially felt despondent. With the support and encouragement from her family, she has now agreed to undergo treatment. However, they have depleted their savings and are seeking assistance for the RM85,000 medical expenses.

【The tumor, the size of a fist, spread to the lymph nodes, causing swelling in the hand. Surgery was deemed unsuitable, so ongoing treatment has reduced the swelling in the hand, but the need for continued treatment persists】

In June last year, Ong Pecik Luan discovered a lump the size of a ping pong ball in her right breast. Initially, she opted for massage therapy twice a week, but after several months with no improvement, she noticed the breast started to discharge pus and blood by November. Additionally, she began experiencing shortness of breath while walking and talking, prompting her to seek medical attention.

After various tests, it was confirmed that she had breast cancer, accompanied by fluid accumulation in the lungs causing shortness of breath. She frequently visited the hospital due to tremors and ischemia. Following the drainage of lung fluid, doctors recommended chemotherapy, which she is currently undergoing.

Previously, Ong Pecik Luan worked as a seamstress before becoming a housewife, focusing on taking care of her family. Her husband, Tan Cheng Siang, 63 years old, used to work in a furniture factory but became unemployed after its closure. He now takes full responsibility for caring for his wife and also supplements their income by packaging herbal pills at home, earning only a few hundred ringgit per month.

The couple has two daughters aged 23 and 21, both working regular jobs to support themselves and their parents. However, they struggle to cover their living expenses, let alone the substantial medical bills.

After conducting a home visit and assessment, the foundation has decided to assist in raising RM85,000 ringgit for medical expenses. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the ONE HOPE CHARITY, while One Hope Charity will also contribute RM10,000 from its Emergency Medical Reserve Fund. For any inquiries, please contact One Hope Charity hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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