Urgent Fundraising – Wong Cheng Le (Respiratory Distress Syndrome)



*A total of RM10,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM80,000 for this case.*

The mother experienced bleeding twice when she was 34 weeks pregnant. The doctor later confirmed that she had placenta abruption, which affected the fetus’s oxygen supply. The mother and son were on the verge of death. To save the fetus, the mother underwent an emergency caesarean section. Unexpectedly, the baby’s face turned black due to severe hypoxia, and the doctor rushed him to the intensive care unit for treatment.

Wong Cheng Le, a newborn from Ipoh, was diagnosed with Respiratory Distress Syndrome. As he was born a month before the expected due date, the doctor told the parents that he must stay in the intensive care unit for treatment for at least two weeks. His parents were worried about their son’s condition and were helpless as they could not afford the substantial medical expenses. Hence, they hoped that the public would help to save their son.

【The infant was severely hypoxic. If the delivery had any delay, he would have died. Right after the infant was born, the doctor noticed the infant’s lungs were filled with carbon dioxide, and the oxygen in his body dropped drastically. His parents were sad, helpless and worried】

Everything appeared to be fine during her mother’s pregnancy, and her expected delivery date was in early September. However, she suddenly suffered from bleeding in the 34th week of pregnancy. When she went for treatment, the doctor gave her an injection and put her in the hospital. Unexpectedly, she had another bleeding a few hours later, and the doctor noticed that her cervix was dilated 2cm. The doctor later confirmed that the bleeding was due to placenta abruption, and the mother needed an emergency caesarean section. Otherwise, the baby might be stillborn.

The baby weighed 2.78kg at birth, but his whole body turned black due to hypoxia. The doctor rushed him to the emergency room and put him on oxygen aid. Due to unstable conditions, the doctor could not transfer the infant to a government hospital. His parents had borrowed about RM10,000 to pay the labour fee and medical charges, so they could no longer afford the remaining medical expenditure. Hence, they approached One Hope Charity for help.

The baby’s 27-year-old father, Wong Goh Fung, earns about RM2,500 monthly as a waiter. His 26-year-old mother, Toon Jia En, is a weight loss consultant with a salary of about RM2,500. The couple has two other children – a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter.

After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to assist the patient in raising the RM90,000 in medical expenses he needed. His 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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