Urgent Fundraising – Tan Chee Wooi (Adoptive Family)



The husband, unfortunately, passed away from colon cancer. His 44-year-old widow, who is burdened with the disease, not only endures the pain of losing her husband but also faces the uncertainty of the future with her four children aged 15, 11, 9, and 8. They find themselves in dire straits, with the looming expenses of daily life and education adding to their woes.

Despite being a strong mother from Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Tan Chee Wooi faces the challenges of severe psoriasis. Accompanied by red patches all over her body and joint pain, especially in her feet, it greatly hinders her mobility. She needs to transport her children to and from school and can only earn a meager income from home-based packaging work, which is simply not enough to cover expenses.

【The insufficient social insurance contributions from the husband prevent the family from qualifying for assistance. Furthermore, the absence of life insurance worsens the situation for the wife and children after the head of the household's passing, leaving them in a state of hardship】

43-year-old electrician, Khor Chin Luen, along with his wife and four children, lived in poverty, leading a frugal life. Despite their hardships, they managed to make ends meet through thriftiness. However, their lives took a drastic turn when an illness struck, changing their fortunes overnight.

Khor Chin Luen, the head of the household, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2022 after seeking medical attention for abdominal pain. Despite two years of battling cancer, he passed away, leaving behind his 44-year-old widow, Tan Chee Wooi, to care for their four children.

Tan Chee Wooi, a housewife, had been the primary caregiver for her husband during his cancer treatment, ferrying him to his medical appointments while also managing the children's school schedules. At that time, the assistance provided by One Hope Charity helped cover her husband's medical expenses, aiding them through their difficult times.

Even more troubling, Tan Chee Wooi has been suffering from psoriasis for the past three years. She has recurrent red, droplet-like patches on her face and body. During flare-ups, she experiences joint pain, especially in her feet, which severely affects her mobility. Despite seeking medical treatment and medication to control the condition, it cannot be cured.

Her eldest son, aged 15, is in Form Three. The second son, aged 11, benefiting from free tutoring provided by the school. The third son, aged 9, without any tutoring, and the youngest daughter, aged 8, incurring a monthly tutoring fee of RM100.

Recently, Tan Chee Wooi has started doing packaging work at home, packaging screws and other tools in plastic bags, earning several hundred Ringgit a month to help with household expenses.

Following a home visit assessment, One Hope Charity has decided to raise the necessary medical expenses for them. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to ONE HOPE CHARITY and authorize to collect donations. For this case, ONE HOPE CHARITY will allocate RM10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund." For any inquiries, you can contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.

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