PETALING JAYA: Proving that Malaysians truly possess hearts of gold, a Good Samaritan has donated RM20,000 to the family of three-year-old Ng Yu Jian through the Star Foundation Medical Fund programme.
The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent the cheque through representative Chuah Chew Huat.
Chuah said the donor was moved after reading about Yu Jian who suffers from refractory epilepsy due to right hemisphere dyspalsia in The Star.
“The donor said he wanted to do something for the child,” he said, adding that the donor also praised initiatives such as the Star Foundation Medical Fund.
“It’s a good idea because there are people who can’t afford high medical fees.”
Chuah handed over the cheque to Star Media Group Bhd StarBiz features editor Jagdev Singh Sidhu, witnessed by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng, at Menara Star here yesterday.
Lim also commended the Star Foundation Medical Fund, adding that it was a good initiative to highlight those in need in the newspaper.
“There are a lot of Good Samaritans out there who want to do good for society but they do not know how,” he said.
Yu Jian’s father, Ng BS, said that his son needed about RM50,000 to undergo a surgical procedure that will prevent the seizures from spreading.
The Star Foundation Medical Fund programme was looking to raise about RM60,000 for both Yu Jian’s procedure and travelling expenses, as the operation needs to be done in Kuala Lumpur while Yu Jian and his family live in Selama, Perak.
The sum needed for Yu Jian’s surgical procedure is now met.
Thanking all donors who have contributed to the fund, Star Foundation said that the donation drive for Yu Jian will be officially closed.
Excess donations will be used for the next eligible patient.
Donors need to complete the Medical Fund – Donation form and send it back to starfoundation@ thestar.com.my together with proof of transaction for tax exemption receipt to be issued.
Star Foundation is the charitable arm of Star Media Group.
The Star Foundation Medical Fund programme was started in 2015 to help individuals and families in dire need of financial assistance and medical attention.
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