72-year-old husband infected with COVID-19 passed away while undergoing treatment at the hospital, while his wife, who had fallen and fractured her leg, was taken to another hospital for treatment. After receiving the news of her husband's death, the wife entrusted One Hope Charity to claim the body from the hospital morgue and handle her husband's funeral arrangements.

Chik Teik Paid (72 years old), from Bukit Mertajam, had already signed One Hope Charity's "Promise of the last journey" plan with his wife two years ago, delegating full authority to One Hope Charity to handle matters after their passing.

Chik Teik Paid was infected with COVID-19 in late May and, due to his old age and weak condition, his oxygen levels became critically low, necessitating intensive treatment at the hospital. Meanwhile, his wife, two days after her husband's admission, accidentally fell at home, resulting in a fractured calf bone and requiring hospitalization.

This brief separation turned out to be a permanent farewell. Mr. Chik passed away at the hospital one week after being admitted, while his wife, still undergoing treatment for her leg fracture, was not granted permission to be discharged. Consequently, she had to entrust One Hope Charity to handle the process of claiming the body, cremation, and conducting funeral rites.

To assist the underprivileged and elderly in preparing and planning for their matters after passing away, the One Hope Charity launched the "Promise of the last journey" care program eight years ago. This program has received numerous applications from impoverished seniors.

Launched in 2015, the program specifically aimed to address the concerns of elderly couples without children. When one spouse passes away, the surviving partner often feels lost and lacks the financial means to handle the matters after the deceased's passing.

The "Promise of the last journey" care program is open to applications from impoverished families of all ethnicities or lonely elderly individuals. After their passing, One Hope Charity takes charge of handling the matters left behind, as long as there are no objections. Applicants can approach One Hope Charity in person to make their requests.

We extend our gratitude to the general public for their regular donations and sponsorships towards the columbarium, enabling One Hope Charity to assist more financially disadvantaged families and lonely elderly individuals in handling matters after their passing. Those interested in making donations are welcome to contribute at any time. Such long-term assistance ensures preparedness for any future needs.

Furthermore, if there are impoverished families who are unable to arrange post-life affairs for their deceased relatives or if elderly individuals living alone require pre-registration, they can contact our hotline at 016-920 29202, 019-232 2192, or 04-539 9212 for assistance.