TEN-month-old Yap Jia Xing, who suffers from congenital heart disease, is in need of RM70,000 for a second heart operation.
One Hope Charity & Welfare Berhad chairman Chua Sui Hau said Jia Xing from Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, underwent his first heart operation in December last year.
“He was diagnosed with heart disease when his mother was pregnant with him and after he was born, he was diagnosed with progressive cyanosis.”
Jia Xing’s father is a chef earning a monthly salary of RM4,000 while his mother is a housewife. He is their only child.
Chua said two other children – one-year-old Nur Anis Zulaikha and 14-year-old Nurul Ain Syuhada – are also in need of financial help for heart surgery.
“They have both undergone surgery in the past but their arteries have shrunk. Their heart condition deteriorated as they grow older, ” he said.
Chua added that the three children needed a total RM230,000 for purchase of ventilators to help them breathe and stay alive.
Nur Anis also needs RM70,000 for a third operation.
“The girl from Pendang, Kedah, may look healthy but her condition is fatal without surgery.
“During a checkup this year, doctors discovered she had breathing difficulties.
“Her 25-year-old father is a repairman in a village drawing a monthly salary of RM1,500 while her mother is a housewife, ” said Chua.
Meanwhile, Nurul Ain from Sungai Petani, Kedah, needs to raise RM90,000 for surgery to treat her perforated heart.
Chua said she was diagnosed with heart disease at birth.
“In May this year, she started complaining of chest pains and doctors advised that she undergo another operation within two months.
“She urgently needs the surgery, ” he said.
Chua said as the families were struggling to raise the needed funds, One Hope is helping them seek aid from the public.
For enquiries, call the organisation at 016-419 2192,019-232 2192 or 04-505 9800.
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