RM68,000 target met for student’s surgery

Yi Zhen (right) is scheduled for cochlear implant surgery early next month. With her is mum Pan Lim.

MALAYSIANS have once again come together to make a life-changing difference to the lives of patients in need, through the Star Foundation’s Medical Fund programme.

This time, the public’s generosity is allowing 21-year-old psychology student Lim Yi Zhen to undergo cochlear implantation to restore hearing in both ears.

Through the programme, Star Foundation was looking to raise RM68,000 for Yi Zhen’s much-needed cochlear implant device for one ear.

The surgery is scheduled to take place at Borneo Medical Centre early next month.

Thanks to the public’s generosity, the sum needed has been met.

Star Foundation stated that the donation drive for Yi Zhen under its Medical Fund programme would be officially closed, and thanked all donors who contributed to the fund.

Excess donations will be used for the next eligible patient under the 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 is the charitable arm of Star Media Group and it aims to support impactful initiatives to help a diverse group of beneficiaries.

For details, visit starfoundation.com.my and for enquiries, email starfoundation@thestar.com.my

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