Parents fulfil student’s organ donation pledge


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Apr 2017

Great grief: Teng Whoo and his wife at their son’s funeral.

GEORGE TOWN: The parents of undergraduate Goh Xin Xi (pic), who slipped and fell to his death when he tried to climb into his locked seventh floor hostel through the window, have fulfilled his wish to donate his organs.

His father, Goh Teng Whoo, said they wanted to fulfil Xin Xi’s wish after finding out that he was a registered organ donor.

However, it was learnt that only his right cornea was able to be harvested.

Xin Xi, 21, who was a first-year engineering student of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) in Arau, died on the spot in the 2.45pm incident on Wednesday.

He had tried to climb into his hostel via the window after apparently leaving his keys inside the room.

Gloomy weather enveloped the Leng How Koe funeral parlour in Paya Terubong near here during his funeral yesterday.

Teng Whoo, who is Ideal Property Group chief operating officer, and his wife were inconsolable and overcome with grief.

Turning up for the funeral were more than 40 UniMAP students who came in a campus bus and their own vehicles.

The students, wearing their dark-blue university shirts, joined the short procession following the hearse in the grounds of the funeral parlour before Xin Xi’s remains were sent to the Mount Erskine crematorium.

What started as a drizzle during the procession turned into a downpour when the hearse left the funeral parlour.

A coursemate, who wanted to be known only as Tan, said Xin Xi would be badly missed.

“He was a kind person who liked to help others,” Tan said.

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