Baby needs RM70,000 for surgery
KUALA LUMPUR: A month-old baby diagnosed with a heart defect, transposition of the great arteries (TGA), is in need of RM70,000 to undergo surgery.
Dwayne Ryden anak Romy from Sarawak, is warded at the intensive care unit of Gleneagles Hospital in Ampang.
Dwayne’s mother, Debbee anak Brawie, 27, said her wish was for her son to undergo the operation as soon as possible.
“After he was born in Sibu Hospital, doctors told me two major vessels in his heart were switched and he needed an operation to correct the defect,” she said.
Dwaynewas referred to Gleneagles Hospital here.
“It is painful to see my baby being poked and prodded by needles and tubes. I’ve had minimal physical contact with him. I can’t wait for him to get better and bring him home. My baby is a fighter. I should be strong for him,” said Debbee.
Debbee, an industrial nurse, earns RM2,500 a month and her husband, a technician, earns RM1,400 monthly.
Even though this is her confinement period, the mother chose to travel to Kuala Lumpur to be with her son.
Len Kam Mooi, 49, is also appealing for donation to fund a pulmonary valve replacement surgery for her 18-year-old daughter, Wong Rui Xin.
Wong was diagnosed with a problem associated with long term pulmonary regurgitation, which is a leaky pulmonary valve where, according to the American Heart Association, blood flows back into the heart chamber before it gets to the lungs for oxygen.
“In 2000, she had an operation for another heart defect, the tetralogy of fallot (TOF), which was required to close the hole in her heart and to relieve the blockage of the blood vessels to the lungs.
“After the operation, she was growing well, but now she needs a second operation to insert an artificial valve at the outflow to the lungs,” Len said, adding that the operation would cost RM50,000.
“Further delay will be detrimental to the quality and duration of her life,” she said.
Dwayne and Wong will be undergoing surgeries at Gleneagles Hospital.
Those who wish to donate may 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.
Donations can be done via cash deposit to Maybank account (5141-0532-3170).
Debbee anak Brawie with her son, Dwayne Ryden anak Romy, who needs a heart surgery.