Friday, 16 March 2007
DOING GOOD DEED WHILE YOU BLOGGING AWAY
Remember the little Ms Tee Hui Yee with a mechanical heart mentioned earlier in my blog? She turned 14 yesterday.
The nurses in the National Heart Institute, Malaysia celebrated her birthday together with her parents in the ward. Yesterday was the 164th day of Hui Yee's stay at the Hospital. It was learnt that the Hospital is arranging for her to go back to her hometown in Batu Pahat for a short break if everything is in good order.
Hui Yee looked a little thinner and frail as she has just gone thru a bout of infection which landed her in high fever for a couple of days. The throbbing machine in a trolly placed next to her is an external mechanical heart device which stored a battery that constantly pumping blood to her heart.
Asked what was her birthday wish after the cake cutting, she said it without any delay, "a heart". It is heart wrenching to see this bubbly young lady living her life counting days. She will need to go thru another operation to change the Mechanical Heart if there is no suitable donor in the next one and a half years' time.
My sincere plead to fellow overseas blogger friends who are reading this, could you kindly forward this message to your fellow country people and spread the news around so that to increase Hui Yee's chance of finding a suitable "Heart Donor". Although our local medias have made wide coverages to her situation regularly, but I do believe that there is something we can all do to help...
Tee Hui Yee can be contacted at The Malaysia National Heart Institute/Institute Jantung Negara, Malaysia
In the same breath, I would like to take this article a step further by urging all readers to subscribe to organ donation as this will go a long way in helping others to lead a better life. For all interested Malaysian donors, you can sign up with the Pusat Sumber Transplan Nasional (National Transplant Resource Center), Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur. For this purpose, THE NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR REGISTRATION FORM can be obtained online here . 2 Thumbs-Up to those who have already signed up.
"IT TAKES A NOBLE PERSON TO PLANT A SEED FOR A TREE THAT SOME DAY GIVES SHADE TO PEOPLE HE MAY NEVER MEET" - Author Unknown
Posted by Swiss Palma at 22:01