Diapers, special milk for disabled woman

Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan (left) presents aid to Bong’s family.

KUCHING: A disabled woman recently received aid in the form of diapers and a special milk powder from Hope Place, a local non-governmental organisation.

Bong Kian Loah, 24, lives with her parents who are farmers in Siburan and has a brother who is currently looking for a job.

She was diagnosed with a type of epilepsy called Wes Syndrome since she was three months old. She was also diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay, an intellectual disability.

Last year, Bong contracted chronic lung disease which was caused by pneumonia and now she is on tube feeding.

Hope Place team was sad  to see how weak and fragile Bong looked during a visit to her home. Bedridden, she  consumes a tin of the special milk every four days and has to take milk every three hours through tube feeding. 

Her parents told Hope Place that because Bong could not  sit on a wheelchair, they had  to carry her every time they went to the hospital.

Bong receives RM350 from the Social Welfare Department every month.   

For more information, Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching (PKHK) can be reached at 082-505987.