KUCHING: Bedridden Mazura Othman and her family received some help from charity organisation Hope Place Kuching.
Mazura, 53, has been bedridden since last year due to kidney failure and spinal problem. She lives with her husband, two daughters and three grandchildren.
Her daughter, 25, takes care of the family. The other daughter, 20, has a hearing impairment. Her eldest daughter left her with three grandchildren aged between four and nine.
“We used to be an ordinary family, with me earning more than RM1,000 as a factory worker. We led a simple life and we were happy.
“Then, I was struck down by kidney failure, and it affected my spinal cord. Since then, our lives have been miserable.”
As Mazura’s medical expenses are very high, the family struggles to keep afloat, with everyone relying on her husband’s income.
Her burden was lifted slightly thanks to Baitulmal sponsoring a medical bed and the RM250 per month she receives from the Social Welfare Department.
Hope Place and generous donors had also been supporting Mazura and her family, providing essential supplies such as adult diapers and food.
For more information, Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching can be reached at 082-505987. Opening hours are from 8am-5pm from Mondays till Fridays and 8am-12pm on Saturdays.
All donations are welcomed and receipts will be given upon request. Donors can bank in to Maybank account number 511289001160 or go to Hope Place’s Facebook page to get the SarawakPay QR code.