Ba­bies need funds for surg­eries

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: A 1-month baby boy has only known hos­pi­tals since he was born.

Jethro Lim­bang Anak Tobong was di­ag­nosed with trans­po­si­tion of great ar­ter­ies, a con­di­tion where his two ma­jor blood ves­sels switched places, caus­ing his body to lack oxy­gen.

His mother, Wi­wik Se­sie Anak Atat, 31, said sev­eral min­utes af­ter she gave birth to Jethro at Kapit Hospi­tal on April 30, his body turned blue and his face be­came swollen.

“My son was trans­ferred from Hospi­tal Kapit to Sarawak Gen­eral Hospi­tal af­ter the doctor learnt about his con­di­tion.

“His case was re­ferred to Sarawak Heart Cen­tre.

“Doc­tors there ad­vised me to get his surgery done at Gle­nea­gles here,” said Wi­wik, a housewife.

Muham­mad Amirul Muk­minin Mohd Shazri, 2 months old, suf­fers from a hole in his heart and has switched ma­jor blood ves­sels.

His mother, Rozita Mohd Rodzi, 27, said a month af­ter he was born, Amirul de­vel­oped a cough and suf­fered short­ness of breath.

“My hus­band and I took Amirul to hospi­tal and that was when we learnt about his con­di­tion.”

Rozita is a housewife while her hus­band, Mohd Shazri Mohd Isa, 27, earns RM1, 374 per month as a Pero­dua fac­tory op­er­a­tor.

Both of the ba­bies need RM60, 000 each to un­dergo surg­eries at Gle­nea­gles Kuala Lumpur.

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 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).

PIC BY HALIM SALLEH

Muham­mad Amirul Muk­minin Mohd Shazri at Gle­nea­gles Hospi­tal in Kuala Lumpur. With him are his par­ents, Mohd Shazri Mohd Isa and Rozita Mohd Rodzi.

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