WHEN Loo Shuenn Gnang, 32, was diagnosed with nasal cancer two years ago, his first thought was not about seeking treatment.
Although he knew the disease could be fatal, the former hawker from Kampar, Perak, said his only concern was his wife and two-year-old daughter.
“I couldn’t stop working then as I had to look after my wife and child. They are my only concern,” he said at a press con-ference by Perak MCA Public Service and Complaint Bureau in Ipoh yesterday.
“I needed to work hard and earn as much as possible as my income varies from month to month,” he said.
Loo, who used to sell fried noodles and chicken at a night market, said he was forced to stop work after his condi tion worsened and affected his sight.
“The cancer cells have spread to my liver. I was told by my doctor that the disease is now at the fourth stage,” he said, adding that he would need financial aid after starting a chemotherapy session last month.
“I have been borrowing money from my friends to look after my family.
“I have two elder brothers but they too have to take care of themselves,” he said, adding that their family was poor.
Bureau chief Datuk Lee Kon Yin said he hoped to raise about RM30,000 to pay for Loo’s medical bills and his family’s daily needs.
“We hope the donation collected will ease Loo’s burden of raising his young child,” he said.
Those who wish to help can make their cheques out to Perak MCA Public Service and Com-plaint Bureau with Loo’s name written on the back and send them to No 90-92, Tingkat Satu, Bangunan MCA, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh.