Babies need funds for surgeries
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).
Muhammad Amirul Mukminin Mohd Shazri at Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. With him are his parents, Mohd Shazri Mohd Isa and Rozita Mohd Rodzi.