Urgent Fundraising – Tan Hong Lay & Lim Boon Leong (Nursing Home Expenses & BiPAP Ventilator)



*A total of RM6,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM70,000 for this case.*

Her younger brother just died in a car accident, and her son has been hospitalised due to asthma since early June. He is expected to receive treatment for at least three months. 64-year-old Tan Hong Lay from Simpang Ampat, South Seberang Prai, who has mobility difficulty, fell into a lonely and helpless situation. Luckily, she received help from kind-hearted neighbours and the local resident’s association to keep her from going hungry.

However, it was difficult for the neighbours and the resident’s association to give her long-term care. Therefore, she urgently needed a proper place to settle down. After assisting with her brother’s funeral, One Hope Charity’s volunteers found that Hong Lay was living alone, relying on the help of her neighbours to survive. Her son, Lim Boon Leong, has been hospitalised for a long time. After several reviews, One Hope Charity decided to relocate Hong Lay to a nursing home. One Hope Charity launched fundraising of RM76,000 for her nursing home expenses for the rest of her life and also the cost of the bilevel-positive airway pressure ventilator (BIPAP) that Boon Leong needed after he was discharged from the hospital.

【Her 31-year-old son weighs 225kg. He has been hospitalised due to asthma and other sequelae and is expected to stay in the hospital for three months for treatment and participate in weight loss programme】

After Hong Lay’s husband passed away more than ten years ago, she lived in a single-storey terrace house with her brother and son. However, she was unable to walk due to a stroke. Her 31-year-old son has been obese since he was young. He is now 225kg, and his weight has caused him to develop problems, such as heart problems, fluid in his lungs, and asthma, among others. The doctor estimated him to stay in the hospital for three months. Boon Leong needs a BIPAP machine to breathe smoothly after discharge from the hospital.

Hong Lay’s 60-year-old brother died in an accident recently. After his son was hospitalised, she has been living alone. In the past two weeks, she received food from the committees of the resident’s association. Her kind-hearted neighbours came to her house to help her shower and clean up. As Hong Lay once fell and injured her eye, which aggravated her mobility difficulties, the resident’s association recently loaned a hospital bed and wheelchair to her. She sits in the wheelchair alone every day, from sunrise to sunset.

Moreover, her house’s electricity was cut off a few months ago due to arrears of electricity bills. She relied on a generator to provide power at night.

Boon Leong was a night shift security guard with a monthly salary of about RM1,800. However, his job was unstable, and his income was inconsistent, too. Hong Lay’s husband had a pension of about RM1,000 a month left by her late husband. Her family still owes a few thousand ringgit of electricity bills. Boon Leong has been jobless since he was admitted to the hospital.

As the committee members have jobs and cannot come to care for Hong Lay every day, they hoped that One Hope Charity could help relocate her. Her son, who is in the hospital, cannot care for his mother, so he agreed to let his mother move into a nursing home.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to send Hong Lay to a nursing home and raise a symbolic fund of RM76,000, including the nursing home’s expenses and the cost of purchasing a BIPAP machine after Boon Leong was discharged from the hospital.

The 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 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.

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