Heart Patients Need Financial Help to Undergo Surgery

KUALA LUMPUR: A young woman and a two-month-old baby, suffering from heart complications, are appealing for help from the public to help them undergo surgery.

Twenty-one-year old, Leong Mio Yin, from Penang has a hole in her heart and pulmonary atresia where the blood vessel to the lungs are disconnected from the right sided pumping chamber. Her mother, Chuang Woon Inn, 64 who is a disabled person suffers a serious and debilitating nerve problem that caused her to become paralysed while her father passed away in July last year.

KUALA LUMPUR 23 FEBRUARY 2016. Leong Mio Yin,21 (left) suffer from Pulmonary Atresia and her stepsister Leong Zheng En (right) during Media Prima NSTP Humanitarian Fund at Gleneagles Hospital. NSTP/ HAFIZ SOHAIMI

KUALA LUMPUR 23 FEBRUARY 2016. Leong Mio Yin,21 (left) suffer from Pulmonary Atresia and her stepsister Leong Zheng En (right) during Media Prima NSTP Humanitarian Fund at Gleneagles Hospital. NSTP/ HAFIZ SOHAIMI

Her stepsister Leong Zheng En, 34 said her stepfamily is depending on a RM300 monthly financial assistance from the Social Welfare Department and help from next-of-kin for her monthly expenses and to buy medication.

“She had suffered heart defects since born and had undergone two corrective surgeries at the age of one and seven.

“She should have undergone surgery at the age of 12, but due to financial problems the surgery had to be postponed and now her condition is critical as her lip turns purple and her hand often has a blue tinge from the lack of oxygen,” she said adding that her stepsister has been reliant on medications since birth. Leong needs RM60,000 for surgery which is to close the hole in the heart and to connect the blood vessel to the lung with the right sided pumping chamber.

Leong needs RM60,000 for surgery which is to close the hole in the heart and to connect the blood vessel to the lung with the right sided pumping chamber.

Meanwhile, two-month old, baby, Ahmad Adam Aqil Mohd Ekhuwan, from Kota Bharu is suffering from aortic arch and aortopulmonary window where the major blood vessels supplying blood to the whole body are disconnected.

KUALA LUMPUR 23 FEBRUARY 2016. Ahmad Adam Aqil Mohd Ekhuwan that suffer from Aortopulomonary Window and Interrupted Aortic Arch at Gleneagles Hospital during Media Prima NSTP Humanitarian Fund. NSTP/ HAFIZ SOHAIMI

Two-month old, baby, Ahmad Adam Aqil Mohd Ekhuwan, from Kota Bharu is suffering from aortic arch and aortopulmonary window where the major blood vessels supplying blood to the whole body are disconnected. Pix by HAFIZ SOHAIMIHe will have to undergo surgery to repair the blood vessel abnormality by rejoining the upper and lower disconnected segment of the aorta at the same time to repair the aortopulmonary window.

He will have to undergo surgery to repair the blood vessel abnormality by rejoining the upper and lower disconnected segment of the aorta at the same time to repair the aortopulmonary window.

The cost for the corrective surgery is estimated to be RM60, 000.

Adam’s father, Mohd Ekhuwan Ibrahim, 28 works as a salesman while her mother, Nur Shahida Mohamed, 25 is a housewife.

Nur Shahida said the doctors detected her only child’s condition when he was 10 days after he had breathing difficulties and his face turned blue. Since then, he has been placed in the Intensive Care Unit.

“Without doing the operation, his quality of life would be impaired and his life span would be shortened.

 “All we want is to see him healthy, to look at him growing up and become an active kid like a normal child,” she said at the Gleneagles Hospital.

Those who wish to help them can send cheques made payable to the Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund with the patient’s name written on the reverse side of the cheque and addressed to: The Group Corporate Communications Department, Media Prima Berhad, Level1, Anjung Riong, Balai Berita, 31 Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR 23 FEBRUARY 2016. Mohd Ekhuwan Ibrahim with his wife Nur Shahida Mohamed looking at their son Ahmad Adam Aqil Mohd Ekhuwan that suffer from Aortopulomonary Window and Interrupted Aortic Arch at Gleneagles Hospital during Media Prima NSTP Humanitarian Fund. NSTP/ HAFIZ SOHAIMI

KUALA LUMPUR 23 FEBRUARY 2016. Mohd Ekhuwan Ibrahim with his wife Nur Shahida Mohamed looking at their son Ahmad Adam Aqil Mohd Ekhuwan that suffer from Aortopulomonary Window and Interrupted Aortic Arch at Gleneagles Hospital during Media Prima NSTP Humanitarian Fund. NSTP/ HAFIZ SOHAIMI

 

Source : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/129136/heart-patients-need-financial-help-undergo-surgery