“Heart angina is torturing my husband. At one point, he was so painful that he was dizzy. I can’t lose him. I beg you to save my husband."
54-year-old Por Ai Hooi from Sungai Bakap in South Seberang Prai has suffered chest pains for the past two years. However, when seeing a doctor, the doctor ruled out cardiovascular blockage and claimed he was fine. In April this year, Ai Hooi was admitted to the hospital many times due to angina, and the hospital arranged for further check in November this year.
However, the heart angina tortured Ai Hooi a lot, so he went for a self-pay examination and was diagnosed with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). His two major blood vessels were blocked, so he needed an angiogram as soon as possible. He was also required to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
His 38-year-old wife, Khor Chai Siew, feared losing her husband. He begged the public to help them with the surgical expenses of RM38,000.
【Por Ai Hooi suffers from angina almost daily, often so painful that his face turns pale and his lips turn black. Even taking sublingual tablets and painkillers, the pain can only be relieved temporarily, and angina will continue after a while. He worried that he could not wait until the scheduled examination at the end of the year】
Ai Hooi celebrated his 54th birthday on 30 April. Unexpectedly, he had sudden angina pectoris, his face turned pale, and his lips turned black. The doctor thought it was a heart problem and discharged him after prescribing sublingual tablets to relieve his condition. Two days later, the patient was admitted again due to angina, but the hospital’s scheduled examination wasn’t so soon, so the patient went to a specialist hospital for a test. The result finally confirmed that two of his cardiovascular were severely blocked. However, the surgery cost was huge, so the family could not afford his subsequent treatment.
Later, Ai Hooi had two episodes of angina pectoris and was sent to the hospital for treatment. At that time, the hospital scheduled the examination in November. The doctor also prescribed sublingual tablets for him to relieve the pain temporarily. However, Ai Hooi’s angina pectoris became more and more frequent. At the hospital, the doctor said that if he does not suffer pain, it means that his condition is under control. However, he might be in danger if he continues to feel pain. His heart condition is just like a time bomb that might explode at any time.
Ai Hooi is a plasterer. As he is taking up odd jobs, his income is unstable. He earns an average of RM1,300 a month. His wife, Chai Siew, is involved in the funeral industry and works as a cook at houses conducting funerals; her income is also unstable. Their nine-year-old only son had asthma since he was young. Whenever he got sick, he had to inhale oxygen at a government hospital to recover. Therefore, Chai Siew could only work part-time and earns about RM1,000 a month to help the family.
After receiving the application, One Hope Charity conducted a home visit and decided to assist Por Ai Hooi in raising his needed medical expenses. His 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.