Wheelchair-bound and visually-impaired woman gets Hope Place help
By:News Desk
Date:
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KUCHING: Charity body Hope Place recently visited 57-year-old wheelchair-bound Chee Sey Kim.

Her case was referred by Samarahan Heart Hospital and Chee currently lives with her husband and their visually-impaired son, 37, in Stampin Baru.

Hope Place explained that Chee had to undergo dialysis three times a week and her right leg was amputated last year.

“Earlier this year, her eyesight began to deteriorate due to diabetes and now she has blurred vision.”

Chee’s husband had to resign from his construction job to take care of the family, and now the couple has no stable income.

However, their son receives RM300 monthly from the Social Welfare Department (JKM) while their eldest daughter, who lives next door, pitches in as well.

Chee said most days, she would using e-hailing transport to the hospital for dialysis although her youngest son, who works in a factory, would try to help whenever possible.

Hope Place is helping Chee with adult diapers and basic food supplies. She applied for JKM aid in August and is currently waiting for a favourable reply.

Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching (PKHK) can be reached at 082-505987. Opening hours are from 8am–5pm from Mondays to Fridays, and 8am-12pm on Saturdays.

The public can donate directly to Maybank account 511289001160
or go to Hope Place’s Facebook page to get the Sarawak Pay / S PAY GLOBAL QR code.

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