*UPDATED 22/05/2017: Dear beloved donors, we have hit our goals at RM5,000. If you still wish to donate, please do so because the surgery cost is about RM50,000. We will raise as much as we could! Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much! We would like to thank you in advance on behalf of Liew's family, thank you!
Liew Yuw Hong, 4 months old, Son of Liew Nam Lan & Chan Yoke Yee. Yuw Hong was born on the 23rd of January 2017, Termeloh, Pahang, with a diagnosis of HRHS (Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome).
HRHS is a rare condition that causes a range of right sided congenital heart defects in which the right sided structures (tricuspid valve, right ventricle, and/or pulmonary valve) are underdeveloped or not formed. When these structures are too small or do not work correctly, the right side of the heart cannot send enough blood to the lungs. Babies end up with extremely low oxygen levels.
Because of quick detection right after birth, Yuw Hong was saved and was quickly rushed to IJN to start surgery 1 of 3 for HRHS babies. Within hours of his surgery, Yuw Hong had a Blalock-Taussig Shunt inserted to keep his blood pumping to his lungs, and this surgery had cost them RM50,000, which had pretty much used up all their savings
4 months later, Yuw Hong has his second checkup at IJN on the 19th May’17 and he will proceed with his second surgery once his weight hits 8kgs, he is now approx 5kgs which is very soon. Liew needs approximately RM50,000 for the second surgery urgently. He’s seeking for help from The Giving Bank Organisation and other NGOs to create a fund raising for his son. If we can raise enough to help cover a portion of the bills, it would be a great relief for Liew and Chan.
The father, Liew, was a kitchen helper with an income of RM2,000 a month and he was forced to quit his job just to take care of Yuw Hong. Liew’s family is dependent on his very limited income and he needs to take care of his parents, and also a less fortunate sister. By quitting his job, him and his family is in critical financial conditions.
If you would like to make a donation to help Yuw Hong’s Heart, thank you so much in advance! We love Yuw Hong to the moon and back and are so hopeful that this procedure will be met with great success. In additional to monetary donations, please support by your prayers. Prayer is powerful and will be much appreciated!