Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meals on Wheels (MOW) Happy Child - latest beneficiary of this program

Lee Cheng Shoon is a 9 year old boy who had severe head injury after an accident early this year. He was in a coma, mentally and physically handicapped. After 9 months, he is at home, and he has shown very little progress - recognition of family members, very little speech, and slight movements in his right limbs. He needs to be cared for 24/7 and he is fed Pediasure milk through a tube. His other needs at home include diapers, suction catheters, and copolymer examination gloves.

Cheng Shoon is the second in a family of 4 children. His father has a small bicycle shop in Kubang Kerian, and makes about RM1,000-RM1,200 a month, to support his family including his grandmother and grand mother-in-law. The mother is a housewife. Whatever little savings they had, have been used to care for Cheng Shoon since the accident, in addition to some donation they received from the public, since the case was in the local newspapers earlier this year.

Doctor said his brain is "unsalvageable". His recovery is going to take a very long time. He consumes about 400gm per day of Pediasure, which the family buys at a subsidised price of RM940 for 1 1/2 months supply. The subsidy was approved by the Dept of Social Welfare.

We are touched by the plight of this family, and will sponsor Cheng Shoon's milk supply for 6 months from Nov 2014 to Apr 2015 under the MOW Happy Child program, after which we will review before deciding on sponsorship for subsequent months.

Posted by: Kim
Pictures courtesy of: Kim Ean

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