Public’s swift response helps teen get overdue surgery


THANKS to the kindness of Good Samaritans, Lingeshwaren Kannan, who was diagnosed with scoliosis at 11 years old, can now undergo a long-overdue RM40,000 corrective surgery.

CCEP Foundation vice-chairman Michael Lim Chin Chuan said the public’s quick response to the plea of Lingeshwaren’s family helped raise the amount needed within 24 hours.

He said the contribution included that from a woman in her 80s who donated RM4,000 and another donor who gave RM13,000.

Teenager Lingeshwaren’s surgery was originally scheduled for 2019 but due to his parents’ financial difficulties, it had to be postponed.

His family had to stop his outdoor activities for safety reasons because of his scoliosis.

He could also only go to school on alternate days as it was too uncomfortable for him.

CCEP Foundation collected funds on Lingeshwaren’s behalf for his surgery.

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