Financial aid sought for bedridden teen

Muhammad Israf is now in the care of his mother and sister at their house in Taman Cahaya Masai.

JOHOR BARU: A former student of Johor Education Foundation College has become bedridden after his motorcycle crashed with a car at Taman Desa Rakyat, Pasir Gudang, here.

The victim, Muhammad Israf Izzuddin Arbain, 19, was heading home towards Taman Cahaya Masai on Nov 3 around midnight when a car from the right side of the road made a right turn and crashed into him.

The collision caused the victim to suffer a broken right thigh and a serious injury on the head.

He was treated at Penawar Hospital before being transferred to Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

According to Muhammad Israf’s mother, Norazila Adon, 46, part of his skull had been removed and her son was also suffering from memory loss.

Muhammad Israf, who is also the eldest of two siblings, is now in the care of Norazila, who has quit her job as a factory operator to tend to her son’s needs and his 17-year-old sister Nurul Atiqah Arbain, 17.

“He can no longer consume any solid food and relied on special milk that is recommended by the hospital.

“He has also lost his ability to speak and can only remember me and his father, Arbain Ramli, 48, ” she said, adding that the doctor told her that recovery would take time.

Norazila revealed that the special milk cost around RM75.

“He also needs adult diapers and we do not have the financial means because his father works as a lorry driver and he barely makes enough to support all of us, ” she said when met at her house at Taman Cahaya Masai here.

Meanwhile, Volunteer Pasir Gudang president Nurul Ain Zakaria said it was trying to get help from Baitulmal under the Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) and the Welfare Department as well as the Pasir Gudang City Council Foundation.

“We have also applied for an OKU card on his behalf and we hope a private company, government agency or kind individual can come forward to help the family, ” she added.

Those who wish to help can call Volunteer Pasir Gudang at 017-486 8046.

Meanwhile, Johor women, family and community development committee chairman Zaiton Ismail said she had notified MAIJ Pasir Gudang regarding the case and would follow-up on the matter.

Seri Alam Acting OCPD DSP Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani had also confirmed the police report on the case.

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