For every Malaysian, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations is an important step in life, with our results from the exam it can help us get into college or university of our choice.
However, 17-year-old Ng Hui Yee won’t be able to sit for her SPM examinations after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor a month ago.
According to her father, Ng Thiam Chai, 50, Hui Yee had no previous illness and in the early stage of the tumor around early September, she complained of experiencing headache and she could not sleep at night.
“Besides that, she often saw a variety of images, hallucinations, and we also thought that something from the netherworld was disturbing her. Soon after that, she could not stand and her speech was affected.
“Then I took her to the clinic and from here, my daughter was referred to a specialist in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) and results showed that the tumor was 4 centimeters big.”
Hui Yee is not able to physically support her own weight as her health is deteriorating. However, it is still unsure which stage her brain tumor is at because they are still waiting for treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Thiam Chai added,
“But I referred to a private hospital and was informed that Hui Yee had to undergo several treatments and was told that it would cost more than RM150,000 as well as additional costs after treatment.
“Indeed my family can’t afford the medical bill because my wife and my second child are forced to stop working to care for Hui Yee.
“I will also resign in the near future and only depend on my eldest son who works as an independent consultant in a customer service division at a company here.”
Surprised and saddened by the fate of their youngest daughter of three children, Thiam Chai and his wife, Wee Kim Leen, 46, does not want to give up and would give their best for Hui Yee.
“Who isn’t sad, before this, she was so healthy, cheerful, she’s also the entertainer of the family and her family has high expectations on her. Even now, Hui Yee wants to go to school and want to sit for SPM.
“We all hope and pray that my daughter will recover from this and achieve her dreams of being a designer.”
The Teruntum Assemblyman, Sim Chon Siang met the teenager at her home in Lorong Selamat 27.
Meanwhile, Chon Siang said that he sympathized with the fate of the teenager and asked the family to refer the situation and get a second opinion from other hospitals similar to Hui Yee’s experience.
“In addition, we will create a special fund to assist Hui Yee as I expect the cost to be over RM250,000.”
Those who wish to help this lighten the family’s burden can contact Ng Yi Xiang, 22, who is the second daughter of Thiam Chai at 012-982 2265.
(Source: Sinar Harian)