**RM15,000 has been channelled from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund”. Hence, One Hope Charity will only launch a fundraising of RM100,000 for this case.**
Sadhaana Sri A/P Selan, who hails from Kamunting, Perak, is about to celebrate her 4th birthday in November. She is an adorable and cheerful little girl, but she is unable to speak or call her parents. Medical examinations have determined that she is deaf in both ears, and the doctors recommend a cochlear implant surgery.
Sadhaana's parents have limited income that barely covers their daily expenses. They can only afford RM5,000 of the substantial medical costs. In order to secure a better future for their beloved daughter and help her lead a normal life free from the burden of deafness, this financially struggling couple is seeking assistance in covering the RM115,000 medical expenses.
【At birth, everything appeared normal for the child. However, at the age of just over one year, she developed a high fever that wouldn't subside. She was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days, and it was suspected that a bacterial infection had affected her hearing, resulting in her becoming deaf】
Sadhaana was born with a normal checkup, and her hearing was also fine. Her growth process was not significantly different from that of typical children. At the age of 2, she could speak but only used a maximum of two words, such as "dad" and "mom." Family members remember that during the New Year, she could hear firecracker sounds. As she was a premature baby, she learned to walk at the age of around 1, so her family assumed that her language development was slightly slower, and her overall development progressed at a more leisurely pace.
However, it wasn't until March of this year when Sadhaana entered kindergarten that her teachers repeatedly called her name but received no response, leading to suspicions that she had become deaf. Her parents took her to a local private clinic for examination, but the doctor reported no issues. They then proceeded to a hospital for further tests, which confirmed that the girl was deaf in both ears.
Following the doctor's recommendation, her parents sought assistance to provide her with hearing aids. She began using hearing aids in April, but the doctor advised that for the best results, she should undergo a cochlear implant surgery before reaching the age of 4.
Her parents had previously applied for government assistance multiple times, attending numerous interviews and tests. However, since the girl was approaching 4 years of age, her chances of receiving assistance were decreasing.
The girl's father, Selan A/L Siva (28 years old), works as a truck driver, responsible for transporting recyclable materials and construction waste, with a monthly income of about RM2,000. Her mother, Punitha A/P Sigamani (28 years old), is a housewife, and she is expected to give birth to another child in February next year.
After a thorough review, ONE HOPE CHARITY decided to cover the medical expenses for the girl's cochlear implant on one side, with the full agreement of her parents. If you have any inquiries, you can contact the hotline at 04-5399212, 016-4192192, or 018-9114192.