Urgent Fundraising – Siah Kim Hua (Nursing Home Expenses)



The three siblings have been dependent on each other for many years. As they got older, the elder brother and younger sister were sent to a nursing home, while the 80-year-old granny, Siah Kim Hua, was rejected by many nursing homes due to her emotional illness. No one could care for her, and she relied on her 83-year-old second brother to support her financially.

However, her second brother could no longer care for the younger sister because he suffered from eye disease, so he approached One Hope Charity for help, hoping to relocate her to a nursing home for the elderly. After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to raise a symbolic fund of RM42,000 and promised to care for Kim Hua until the end of her life. At the same time, One Hope Charity will also take charge of her funeral after her death. We want to fulfil her wish so that she can enjoy her twilight years.

【Kim Hua suffered from psychological trauma following a robbery when she was young. She often felt frightened and gradually became a closed and introverted person. She has been relying on tranquilisers every month to stabilise her emotions】

Kim Hua worked as a tailor in a factory in Penang when she was young. One day when she was in her 40s, she was robbed while taking a bus home. She was traumatised and became withdrawn and closed. She also felt frightened always, and the emotional illness resulted in her failing to continue working. Since then, she moved back to her hometown and lived with her parents and siblings.

Her parents later passed away, and they needed to relocate their ancestor's home. 80-year-old Kim Hua, her 86-year-old elder brother and her 79-year-old younger sister started to depend on each other to live. They stayed in a flat in Mak Mandin in Butterworth, and they were financially supported by her 83-year-old second brother, who is still living in Perai.

The three unmarried elderly can take care of themselves and move freely. However, due to advanced age, the trio applied to relocate to a nursing home. Unexpectedly, the nursing home for the elderly approved the applications of the elder brother and younger sister but rejected Kim Hua's application as she had an emotional illness.

Kim Hua is a quiet person, but she is easygoing. The medical staff will visit her on time every month to help her inject medication to stabilise her mood. As many nursing homes rejected her, and her siblings had moved to the nursing home, no one could care for her now. Her second brother temporarily supports her, but he hopes that One Hope Charity can help to send her to a nursing home.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to raise the needed fund for Kim Hua's nursing home expenses. Her 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.

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