The 12-year-old girl, Wee Jia Ying, hopes to return to school, engage in outdoor activities, and enjoy swimming and playing. The parents' greatest wish is for the bone marrow and stem cell transplant process to proceed smoothly, allowing Jiaying to have a fresh start and grow up in good health.
Currently undergoing chemotherapy, Jia Ying's father's bone marrow was extracted and transplanted to her on November 14. Stem cell transplantation is expected to take place on November 20, followed by a 90-day observation period. During this time, she will also need to take anti-rejection medications.
"This is a long and challenging treatment journey, requiring us to overcome one obstacle after another. Without treatment, the child cannot survive. She needs both bone marrow and stem cell transplants. Although it is heartbreaking, I don't have time to lament or cry. The treatment schedule is full, and we have to frequently visit the hospital. We can only actively cooperate with the treatment."
Jia Ying's case has gained attention from the public, and the remaining RM100,000 in medical expenses was raised within three hours. The parents are deeply grateful for the support, providing their child with a chance for treatment. Despite the expected side effects during the treatment process, they hope that with the collective well-wishes from the public, the adverse effects on the child can be minimized.
Hailing from Klang, Selangor, Jia Ying was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the age of 6. After two years of treatment, she successfully completed a four-year recovery period. However, in the fifth year of observation, cancer cells were found to have relapsed. Doctors recommended bone marrow and stem cell transplantation.
While Jia Ying is receiving a bone marrow transplant from her father and undergoing stem cell transplantation, the side effects of chemotherapy may impact her heart, liver, kidneys, eyes, and other organs in the future. Rejection and complications are also concerns. However, Jia Ying cannot afford to wait idly, and the parents hope for a smooth treatment process and recovery for Jia Ying, despite the anticipated challenges.