Group brings joy to cancer patient

Mohd Yussof (white shirt) sharing a light moment with Muhammad Hazeq at the paediatric surgical ward. With them are Hazeq’s father Mohamad Zahir and other members of the association.

PENANG Hospital patient Muhammad Hazeq Aiman Mohamed Zahir, 11, is happy to have visitors asking about his recent surgery.

He tells a group of 16 visitors from Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Pemenang) about why he has a splint on his right leg.

“I went for surgery last December and now I am recovering. It hurts a little,” said the bone cancer patient at the hospital’s paediatric surgical ward.

His father Mohamad Zahir Abdul Rani, 39, said that they were from Alor Setar but came to Penang for medical treatment.

The road safety officer said his son was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10.

“He is unable to go to school and we would be in and out of hospitals depending on his condition. I would make three trips a weeks from Alor Setar to visit my son,” he added.

Muhammad Hazeq was one of the 15 children who received goodie bags from the Pemenang group led by its president Tan Sri Mohd Yussof Latiff.

Mohd Yussof said it was the group’s first community outreach programme this year.

“We plan to carry out similar activities in the coming months to engage with the community,” he added.

Also present was Pemenang deputy president Azizah Mohamed Daud, who is also Penang Women Institute president.

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