Woman with lymphedema needs help


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 17 Jul 2020

A picture of K. Chitrawathy (front row center) from February this year (2020), who was visited by Yayasan Suria Founder James Ho (Right) and Kelvin Koh (Left), and another volunteer.

FOR over 21 years, 43-year-old K. Chitrawathy has been travelling to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) frequently for treatment after being diagnosed with lymphedema.

The former quality inspector at a garment factory said when she was first diagnosed, she was advised to seek treatment at UMMC.

“I was just 22 when I felt a tingling sensation in my left leg.

“The tingling, swelling and loss of balance made me consult a doctor and that is how I found out about my condition.”

Chitrawathy said she was currently unemployed and found it hard to make ends meet.

“I have to travel to UMMC for treatment and it costs a lot for transportation, accommodation for three to four days, food and other expenses.

“So far I have been managing, thanks to donations from some kind individuals.”

Chitrawathy underwent surgery on June 25 at UMMC and is still warded.

Yayasan Suria Johor is collecting funds to pay for the surgery and other expenses.

Its founder James Ho said they aimed to collect RM50,000 to help Chitrawathy.

“She has shown so much courage and determination to lead a normal life,” he said.

Those who wish to donate can contact Ho at 019-772 4172 or visit the foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ yayasanKebajikanSuriaKawasan PermasJB

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