Par­ents of chil­dren with heart de­fects ap­peal for help

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: The par­ents of a three-month-old baby girl, who is suf­fer­ing from a heart de­fect, are ap­peal­ing for do­na­tions to help their daugh­ter un­dergo patent duc­tus ar­te­rio­sus (PDA) lig­a­tion surgery that costs about RM30,000.

Law Nuo Ying’s mother, Law Hsin Harn, 29, said her daugh­ter also suf­fered a mi­nor hole in the heart.

“My daugh­ter has ex­tra blood ves­sels (patent duc­tus ar­te­rio­sus) that need to be closed. She has breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and she cries so much that she be­came weak.”

Nuo Ying’s fa­ther, Chong Yoke Sang, 42, only earned about RM4,200 as a sales­man which was not enough to pay for the surgery.

House­wife Yong Sing Me, 45, is also ap­peal­ing for do­na­tions to help her daugh­ter, who is also suf­fer­ing from a heart prob­lem, to un­dergo surgery that also costs about RM30,000.

Her daugh­ter, On Carie, 16, has pul­monary atre­sia, a con­gen­i­tal mal­for­ma­tion of the valve which fails to de­velop and ob­structs the out­flow of blood from the heart to the lungs.

Those who wish to do­nate 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, Level 1, An­jung Riong, Balai Berita, 31 Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

The pub­lic may also do­nate via cash de­posit to May­bank ac­count (5141-0532-3170).

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