Amputee to walk again


Filled with gratitude: Koh thanking Chew, who helped him get a prosthetic leg, during a meeting at his flat in Cheras.

CANCER survivor Koh Chah Loke, who had his right leg amputated, will be able to walk again soon, thanks to 1MCA Medical Foundation and Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund.

The two organisations would sponsor a prosthetic leg for Koh from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.

On Thursday, a small party was held at Koh’s flat in Cheras to wish the 61-year-old good health.

Koh said he was diagnosed with skin cancer and his right leg was amputated five years ago. He had lost his job as a shop assistant after that as he could not move around as freely.

“I have always wanted to get a prosthetic leg but did not have the money,” he said, adding that his three children were unable to fork out extra money for it as they were also paying for the medical care of his diabetic wife.

He thanked Bandar Tun Razak MCA chairman Datuk Chew Yin Keen, who helped him get the RM10,000 sponsorships for the prosthetic leg.

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