Urgent Fundraising – Tan Ah Nya (Stroke)

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A mother devoted most of her life to the family and thought they she would enjoy her life after her children grew up. However, she had a ruptured brain aneurysm and fainted, and was sent to the hospital. She undergone three surgeries and has since being put under observation at the intensive care unit (ICU) for a month. The huge medical expenses put her children under great pressure. They hope to raise RM68,000 to settle the medical bill.

On the morning of June 16, 65-year-old Tan Ah Nya from Penang Island had a severe headache. She vomited whenever she moved her body and her children brought her to a nearby clinic for consultant. The doctor diagnosed her with Meniere’s Disease and prescribed her some medicines.

Ah Nya’s condition did not improve a few hours after she took her medicines. She started to lose her consciousness and became unresponsive when her children called her softly. They had to shout and shake her profusely to get her to respond. Her children were worried, and they sent her to the hospital for a brain scan.

The doctor found that her had brain hemorrhage and ruptured brain aneurysm, and the blood almost filled up 60% - 70% of her brain, which considered serious stroke. She needed an immediate surgery to stop the bleeding, as well as to clear the blood clot in her brain.

The doctor performed an emergency surgery on that night to save her life. Catheter was also inserted to continue draining the excessive fluid and blood in her head, and it must be replaced every 7 to 8 days to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. After observing her condition, the doctor conducted another surgery to implant a thin tube in her brain.

During this period, Ah Nya needed to be put under observation in the intensive care unit. After the second brain operation to implant a tube in her brain, the doctor found out that there was lesser blood in her brain, but the hydrocephalus could not be able to discharge automatically. Hence, a third surgery was needed.

The third one was a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt surgery to drain extra cerebrospinal fluid from her brain to reduce the pressure on her brain, as extra fluid in the brain might lead to other complications.

Since June 16, Ah Nya has undergone three brain surgeries and she has been treated in the ICU since then. Her medical fee has hiked to about RM170,000, of which RM40,000 will be paid by insurance, and her children could only raise RM70,000. They could no longer able to bear the remaining amount.

Her husband Tan Alid, 71, is a retired gardener. They have 5 children – their eldest son is 43-year-old Tan Poh Cheok, second son Tan Poh Aik, 41, third daughter Tan Chia Ling, 40, fourth daughter Tan Cheah Ying, 37, and their youngest son is 33-year-old Tan Eu Seng. Their four elder children are married, and each of them have their family and financial burden.

Her family members could not afford he huge medical fee. After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to help Tan Ah Nya to raise the remaining RM68,000 medical fee. Her family has agreed to authorise One Hope Charity to conduct the fundraising and collect donations from the public on their behalf.

Family agrees to allow One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.

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