Mum and ailing twins touched by public support


  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Mar 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Single mother Serena Masing is overwhelmed by the support shown by well-wishers who have offered cash, toys and even jobs to help her care for her twins who are suffering from kidney failure.

“We are truly touched,” said Serena who is holding onto a fervent hope for the greatest gift of all: kidney transplants for Tracy and Stephanie Thomas.

However, she said she would have to decline another offer by Shelter Home, which was prepared to take care of her two daughters.

“We do not want to be separated,” said Serena.

Shelter executive director James Nayagam had offered to care for the girls, free of charge. until they are 18 years old.

Serena said she had to decline job offers as she needed to care for her daughters full time.

She moved from Miri to Shah Alam two years ago with the nine-year-old girls in a last-ditch attempt to save their lives.

The twins, who are on the waiting list for kidney transplants, require daily dialysis treatment, which is not available in Miri.

Those wishing to help can send cheques or other forms of aid to the Church of The Divine Mercy, at 26, Jalan Pemaju U1/15, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam.

The cheques should be made out to the church, with Serena’s name written on the back.

Serena’s name should also be indicated on the envelope, or cover of the courier box.

For enquiries, call 03-5569 1802; or send a fax to 03-5569 2019 between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 9am to noon on Saturday.

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