Many are not aware of the difficult physical and emotional battle kidney patients may face, and the financial challenges they encounter. Going for treatments three times a week can bring their treatment costs up to RM3,500/month. This has caused many financial difficulties for the low-income patient. Some patients even refuse treatment because they do not want to be a financial burden to their families.
These are the families’ background:
Family A. A father who had to rely on his lorry driver son for his living after depleting his life saving on dialysis treatment and whose wife been recently diagnosed with stroke as well.
Family B. A mother who was abandoned by her two children, has high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney failure, and is now staying alone in a rented apartment room.
Family C. An unaccompanied elderly suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure, and had undergone a bypass surgery, who strive hard to continue earning a living by working as a workshop admin.
Family D. A single, unaccompanied elderly suffering from SLE, thyroid cancer, asthma, high blood pressure, and kidney disease, who relies on her depleting EPF savings for a living.
Family E. A husband suffering from kidney failure had used up all his KWSP savings for his dialysis treatment and is now relying on his wife, who has to take up 2 jobs a day to sustain his treatment costs.
Great Heart supports families undergoing dialysis treatment every month by subsidising up to RM720 of their monthly medical fees. Each of the support extended will be for a period of 6 months review basis. Most of these families are in the process of applying for treatment subsidies from agencies such as the Ministry of Health and SOCSO, which takes time. Thus, the assistance provided by Great Heart will help ease the beneficiaries’ burden during this process.
Funds raised from this campaign will enable us to extend support for five of the dialysis care families for a period of 6 months.
With this #DonateYourAngPau campaign, in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebration, Ang Pau giving is accustomed during this celebration. And why not for this year, instead of spending on your Ang Pau money, you can donate it to these less fortunate families so that they can have the best CNY celebration. Just like us :)
From a disabled young adult who is striving hard to be independent by making a living in the car wash service even though having to go for dialysis treatment three times a week, to a senior widow who is now able to operate a night market stall to sell toys and earn a living with her improved health after her dialysis treatment, these are some of the families that we are supporting through this program, where we give them a glimmer of hope to strive for a better future, showing to them that even though they are in a predicament now, there is still love and care from the society to accompany them to weather the storm.
RM60 will enable us to subsidise 1 session of treatment for 1 family.
RM180 will enable us to subsidise 1 week of 3 sessions treatment for 1 family.
RM300 will enable us to subsidise 1 session of treatment for 5 families.
Join us on our mission to provide peace of mind to five of these families via dialysis treatment subsidy from our Hand-in-Hand Dialysis Care program so that they could concentrate on their treatment and focus on rebuilding their lives.
Goal 1 - Dialysis treatment subsidy for 5 beneficiaries (Apr&May). Amount Needed: MYR7,200.00
Goal 2 - Dialysis treatment subsidy for 5 beneficiaries (Jun&Jul). Amount Needed: MYR7,200.00
Goal 3 - Dialysis treatment subsidy for 5 beneficiaries (Aug&Sep). Amount Needed: MYR7,200.00
Raised of MYR 21,600.00 target.
Established in 2010, Great Heart Charity Association (GHCA) is a tax-exempted, non-profit charitable organization in Malaysia. We aim to provide substantial and meaningful assistance to people who face difficulties in their life.
Individually, we may not be able to change the world to become the one we want to live in but we may be able to help people substantially on an individual or community level. As a result, our core value is making charitable giving a part of everyone’s life.
Our mission is to be the charity platform of choice to connect contributors, volunteers, and beneficiaries with the end result being making charitable giving a part of everyone’s life.
Our caring target includes underprivileged families, dialysis patients, orphanages, old folks home, persons with disabilities, and others.