Enough funds raised to help girl undergo liver transplant

Natalie with her mother Lim who will donate part of her liver for the transplant.

GENEROUS Malaysians have come forward again to make a life-changing difference to an ill child.

This time, their contributions will enable eight-year-old Natalie Soo Lok Minun undergo an urgent liver transplant.

A donation drive by Star Foundation in collaboration with Community Care Enrichment Programme Foundation (CCEP) has raised RM140,000 for the transplant, which will take place at University Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Star Foundation is grateful to all donors. The joint fundraising drive for Natalie has now closed.

Excess donations will be used for the next eligible patient under the foundation’s Medical Fund Programme.

To get a tax-exemption receipt, donors need to complete the Medical Fund Donation Form on Star Foundation’s website.

The Medical Fund Programme was started in 2015 to help underprivileged individuals suffering from chronic illnesses by sponsoring one-off medical treatment.

Star Foundation, the charitable arm of Star Media Group, aims to support impactful initiatives to help a diverse group of beneficiaries.

For more information, go to starfoundation.com.my and for enquiries, email starfoundation@thestar.com.my

Natalie from Menglembu, Ipoh, suffers from biliary atresia with decompensated liver disease. She was diagnosed with the condition when she was 58 days old.

She has undergone a few surgical procedures but her condition has worsened since the last surgery in 2020.

Doctors recommended that she undergo a liver transplant as soon as possible.

Natalie’s mother Lim Jia Hui has offered to donate part of her liver for the transplant.

She holds down two jobs as a food hawker and a seafood seller on social media, earning about RM3,000 per month to raise four children.

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