SHE was supposed to be born this June but baby girl Eloise Ang Xuan Ruai entered the world on Feb 22 after just 24 weeks in her mother’s womb.
She weighed only 670gm and was the size of an adult’s palm.
Her father Ang Theam Seah and mother Koh Pei Ying were working in Singapore when Koh unexpectedly went into labour.
They now need RM1.25mil to keep Eloise alive and growing to a safer state.
Hearing the plight of the couple, non-profit organisation One Hope Charity and Welfare in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, launched an initiative to raise money to cover the baby’s medical fees.
Organisation chairman Chua Sui Hau said Eloise was in a neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in Singapore.
“The parents can raise only RM50,000 and they still need RM1.2mil, ” he said at a press conference at the organisation’s office.
Chua said Theam Seah, 32, works as coordinator at a construction company and Koh, 29, works in the customer service line.
Present at the press conference were the baby’s aunt Ang Sze Wei, 38, and uncle Ang Theam How, 40.
“I hope people can help my niece survive, ” said Sze Wei.
Chua said those who wanted to donate funds could do so through One Hope Charity and Welfare’s Public Bank account: 3193433435.
Donors must send a screenshot of the receipt, their name, contact numbers, address and email firstname.lastname@example.org and receipts will be provided accordingly.
Alternatively, the public can also donate funds through the One Hope Charity and Welfare mobile app.