Urgent Fundraising – Tan Wei Wei (Scoliosis)



She is almost busy working every day, striving to make a living, but unfortunately, her health has been defeated. For the upcoming surgery, she and her family need to raise the remaining RM42,000.

Tan Wei Wei, from Kelantan, has loved dancing since she was a child, moving her body under the lights with friends in competitions. When she entered secondary school, a team of healthcare professionals came to the school to provide dental check-ups. A nurse noticed her and urged her to go to the hospital for further examination, suspecting issues with her posture. As a result, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with scoliosis with a curvature of 43°. At that time, still in her growing years, she did not take further action.

【The spinal issue makes it difficult for her to stand or sit for long periods, affecting her work, daily life, and posture】

After graduating from high school, Tan Wei Wei moved from Kelantan to Kuala Lumpur, taking on multiple jobs to cover her living expenses in the city and provide some pocket money for her family. During this time, she attempted chiropractic treatment, but found the fees too expensive, realizing that her income couldn't sustain such high costs in the long run.

At 23 years old, Tan Wei Wei currently works as a salesperson for online gaming products, waitress, and also works as a part-time dancer, allowing her to showcase her passion for dance to audiences. However, recently she has noticed discomfort in her body after prolonged standing, squatting, or sitting, needing to move or adjust her posture to feel more comfortable. Additionally, she is unable to lift heavy objects.

In this situation, she reluctantly accepted the problem of scoliosis, which has gradually affected her work and life. Determined to continue working and improve her posture in the future, she decided to seek medical help. After examination, doctors found a severe prominence in her left chest, and X-rays revealed a severe thoracolumbar scoliosis of 46°, indicating primary scoliosis, and requiring spinal fusion surgery.

【After discussing with her family, they still cannot gather enough funds for the surgery, hoping to receive assistance from kind-hearted individuals】

Tan Wei Wei, unable to afford the surgery cost after being diagnosed with scoliosis, discussed solutions with her family. Currently juggling three jobs, she earns between RM2,500 to RM3,300 per month. However, her income is allocated towards insurance, living expenses, transportation, phone bills, and household expenses, leaving her unable to cover the full surgery cost, which amounts to RM42,000.

Her parents are divorced, with her mother working part-time as a cleaner, earning about RM500 per month. Her siblings, both working, have their own families and financial responsibilities, while her two younger sisters are still studying. With no other options for assistance, she was referred to our foundation and submitted an application for aid.

After conducting a home visit and assessment, One Hope Charity has decided to assist her in raising the RM42,000 needed for the surgery to address her spinal issue promptly. Tan Wei Wei and her family have agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to One Hope Charity, who will handle the collection of donations. For any inquiries, please contact our hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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