Teenager with brain cancer needs funds


Rong Xin hopes to taste food from around the world when she recovers.

FOURTEEN-year-old Ho Rong Xin, who has stage four brain cancer, needs RM96,000 for chemotherapy treatment and medication.

Her mother Yap Peik Chin, who is the sole breadwinner, earns only about RM2,000 as an office secretary.

And her father Ho Wai Keong had to quit his job as a factory worker to care for Rong Xin and her 17-year-old brother who has Down syndrome.

Da-Ai Malaysia Social Crowd-funding Association (Da-Ai) has volunteered to help raise funds for the family that is in dire need.

Its publicity group spokesperson Carmen Chua said the couple had used up their life savings for Rong Xin’s treatments earlier to stop the cancer from spreading.

“The teenager has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy 33 times in the past year.

“They came to us after they could not cope with further medical expenses,” she said, adding that after the brain cancer was diagnosed, Rong Xin was very weak and had difficulty walking.

Her parents, said Chua, would help her or sometimes Rong Xin would use a cane to move around.

She also said that Rong Xin had mentioned wanting to become a singer and to taste the delicacies of countries around the world once she recovered.

Da-Ai, established in 2017, focuses on tackling poverty, assisting with medical treatments as well as providing medical equipment and funeral arrangements for those in need.

In a statement to StarMetro, Da-Ai said it had at 8pm last night, reached the targeted sum needed for Rong Xin's treatment. For further details, email daaimalaysia.pj@gmail.com or call 016-210 5617 (Chua).

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