Struggling family asks for help
By:Nura V Lorna
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KUCHING: Hope Place is helping a family after their patriarch was involved in a terrible accident.

Usebee Jinal, a 47-year-old painter, fell down from a scaffolding while on a job in June this year. His accident left him with a severe haemorrhage in his head and after surgery, he remained in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for several weeks.

According to his doctors, it will probably take him more than seven months to heal.

Usebee has asked Hope Place for help as his family is struggling to make ends meet, especially with the price hike and lack of income.

The non-governmental organisation (NGO) said Usebee was recovering at home. But when it visited him recently, he was still weak and unable to talk.

According to his wife, Usebee’s recovery is slow but at least now, he can recognise faces around him. Usebee is still on tube feeding.

“They live in Padawan with their four children. His wife is a parking attendant but after Usebee’s accident, she took unpaid leave to take care of her husband.

“Their eldest son,18, although wishes to further study, has to halt his plans. Now, he is helping his parents by planting vegetables and selling them at their village.

“Usebee and his wife worry for their family’s future, as their youngest child is only six years old,” the organisation said in a statement yesterday.

Usebee’s wife said that her husband did not contribute to Employee Provident Fund (EPF) or Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Employment Insurance.

She mentioned, however, that the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) gave them a one-off financial aid, mainly for the family to buy a wheelchair.

Now, Hope Place is helping the family with food aid and supplying Usebee with special milk supplements, as recommended by his doctors.

In the meantime, Hope Place said it welcomed donations by any means. Members of the public can transfer directly to its bank account, MBB: 511289001160 or go to Hope Place facebook page to get its Sarawak Pay or S PAY GLOBAL QR code.

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