32-year-old male, suffered from high blood pressure and kidney disease. Due to the deficiency of red blood cells that leads to anaemia, he needs dialysis treatments and injections two times each week to increase his haemoglobin level, and once a month he needs an extra injection that cost (around Rm1000). His job as insurance sales is only giving him a tiny salary (Rm700), thus he leads a very frugal life. Fortunately, he is eligible for government assistance which covers part of the dialysis and costs of injections, but he still needed to pay part of the injection costs. His physical condition is very much improved now compared to year 2016.Great Heart Charity has helped Liew Tzer Gio on his dialysis funding of Rm720 monthly starting from January 2015 to April 2017 during his difficult transition period in life.
Dayanidhi is a 11 years old kid who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is only taken care by her mother, Kalaivahni and her neighbors. He is unable to walk, speak and express himself and he really needed Rm350 to buy a single mattress, the price is more expensive than usual because Dayanidhi doesn’t know how to express himself when his back get heated by lying on bed for the long time and he needed a good quality single mattress to prevent overheat. Great Heart Charity will be helping Dayanidhi for two Pediasure milk monthly for six months with additional 1 milk from a kind donor. However, they still needed the help from public to sponsor her kid in pampers and more Pediasure milk, and the single mattress for Dayanidhi.
Mayakrishnan is a long term dialysis patient. He has been in dialysis treatment for 10 years. Fortunately, he is still in good health and able to travel to dialysis centre by motorcycle. He has three daughters and a son, but his married daughters seldom pay a visit or provide him with allowance. Depending on side income from his 63 years old wife and over time allowance from his son, his treatment cost is hardly covered. He is still required to pay for RM780 after subsidization from the government. To reduce the burden of his son and wife, Great Heart is providing RM360 subsidization on his dialysis treatment for 6 months. Mayakrishnan hopes that kind souls can help his family by donating funds to him through Great Heart.
Gan Ken Hwa has been undergoing dialysis treatment in St John Klang haemodialysis centre since two years ago. His dialysis cost was mainly sustained by Perkeso and he needs to rely on the financial support from his sister and niece on daily expense and a portion of dialysis cost that aren’t getting subsidies. As time goes by, it became harder for his family to afford all the expenses and now they are no longer able to support his dialysis treatment cost.
Villagers here tend to skip their meals if they couldn’t afford it. Starving has been a usual thing to them,” commented Mr. Frank, who is a regular volunteer in charge of event arrangement for the villagers there. . On 6 July, Erican College Psychology Club, and Dr. Mohd Hasnor from IIUM Medical Centre, volunteered to work with Great Heart Charity Association (GHCA) on the occasion of the Medical Check-up for Orang Asli Settlement at Tasik Chini, Pahang.
Gnaneswary (73 years old) lived with her only daughter and her son-in-law who worked as a taxi driver 10 years ago. He has been retired cause he is 68 years old and is too old to work. Gnaneswary’s daughter is taking care of her own mother daily routine everyday cause she is an OKU and needs to rely on the wheelchair. Great Heart Charity will be helping Gnaneswary for 6 months straight with monthly dialysis of Rm360, she hoped more people can donate to Great Heart to support her cause.
Ms.Thoo Fong Ming is a 61-year-old patient with kidney failure. When she is 50, her husband passed away and it makes her really upset and grief that she had lost her partner, her son has abandoned the family and leave the house without any financial or emotional support to her own mother. Her daughter has polio disease and unemployed. Fortunately, her son-in-law never reluctant to hold up the whole family financially with his job as air-conditional specialist, but his monthly salary of Rm2600 is not sufficient to cover the family daily expense and his mother-in-law monthly dialysis expense of nearly Rm2000. Great Heart Charity will be helping them 6 months of Rm720 dialysis subsidies. Show your support by donating to Great Heart to help Fong Ming.
Ledchumanan is a 63-year-old patient with kidney disease because he is too old to get subsidies from Perkeso. He needs to pay Rm1800 in his dialysis cost monthly and this is such a huge financial burden to his three children. His eldest son needed to pay the rental and groceries for his parents, while the second son need to pay the monthly installment of his parents transport to the dialysis centre, and the youngest son needed to pay the full dialysis cost of Rm1800 with his monthly average salary of Rm2300. Almost 75% of his salary goes directly to the dialysis centre just for his father sake.
Muniandy (63 years old) is the head of a family of six. Before he was diagnosed as having kidney failure in January 2016, he worked for Sime Darby to do the rubber tapping in Pulau Carey. He was sent to the St John dialysis centre Shah Alam cause it’s the cheapest dialysis cost that he can afford but it cost him Rm2200 monthly as well. His wife utilized all of her EPF savings and spent on his dialysis cost but it only lasted for a year. His eldest son, Kunasekaran, who worked as a technician have to carry this financial burden all by himself because 5 of his siblings chose to turn away from his parents.
Mr. Paschal Gomez, who is 76 years old, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when he was 30 years old, which is considered a chronic enteritis. He has undergone a few intestinal resection operations to keep himself alive. Currently, there is no medication or operation that could put this illness to an end, so he has to rely on medication to ease the illness and to prevent recrudescence. Hence, Great Heart will be providing dialysis funding of Rm720 for 6 months, in hope that it could reduce some burden on Pascal and his wife. Care in hand, Love in heart.