Urgent Fundraising – Yeoh Xin Yen (Ankle Deformity)



“For the past two years, I cannot walk and have experienced pain and soreness. I am so anxious and hope to have a chance to stand up and even walk again. I also hope to be able to play badminton and swim soon. I am just 27 years old, and now, I have a chance to recover. I plead for everyone to help me.”

A 27-year-old woman, Yeoh Xin Yen from Butterworth, fell down the stairs of her home two years ago and fractured her foot. She was sent to a government hospital for treatment and underwent two corrective surgeries. However, her condition did not improve. After the surgery, her foot was deformed, and she could no longer stand and walk. She has been relying on a wheelchair to move around.

Xin Yen and her family sought medical assistance actively, and she finally found a chance to recover. However, the surgical expenses were substantial, which held her and her family back. Xin Yen pleaded RM70,000 in surgical fees to stand up again and to care for herself.

【Xin Yen was active in the first aid team and was a frontline in helping patients. And now, she cannot walk due to a foot injury, and even lose the ability to care for herself】

Xin Yen fell on 5 July 2022 and fractured her foot. After undergoing Talus surgery and implanting screws and other medical tools, her foot was deformed. After a year of physiotherapy and regular follow-up treatment, she is still unable to stand and walk normally. The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) paid for her previous surgeries and medical expenses.

The medical report showed that Xin Yen had an Ankle Deformity with implant in situ. Due to the complexity of her situation, she was recommended to an orthopaedic specialist. She hopes to undergo another surgery to recover. She wants to stand up and walk again so that she can start a new chapter in her life.

Xin Yen was a first aider in a Volunteer Fire Brigade, volunteering herself to help others. She works full-time as a salesperson with a monthly salary of RM1,250. Since she fell, she has been unable to work and can only recuperate at home. Her mother is taking care of her.

Although she cannot move freely, Xin Yen currently helps her sister, who runs an online flower shop, to arrange flowers. She earns a meagre income to support the family.

Now, the family’s financial burden falls on her 56-year-old mother. Madam Yeoh cares for Xin Yen and her 15-year-old brother. She also makes pastries for hawkers to sell.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist the patient in raising the medical expenses she needed. Xin Yen’s 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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