If you own New Straits Times newspaper, please go to the page 20 (Cross-country section) and read the article titled "Heart Baby Seeks Funds" (source : News Straits Times, Friday, October 1, 2010)
Heng Wang Yi-Wu's birth on April 27 was a blessing as his parents had wanted a boy after two daughters. But the joy was shortlived as doctors discovered soon after that he had a heart problem that needed URGENT surgery besides suffering from Down's syndrome. Heng, who was born two months pre-mature suffers from large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) also known as a hole-in-the-heart. His mother, Fong Kwai Kung, 46, said she and her husband, Kiang Seng, 43, needed financial help to send their son for Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre in Ampang. She said her family could not raise the RM35,000 needed for the operation. Kiang Seng, 43, earns RM2000 a month as a stationary storekeeper. Fong said she had been giving full attention to her son since his problem was detected by doctors. "He is also suffering from pneumonia. He has always had breathing difficulty"
To HELP : Donors can send cheques payable to The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd with Heng's name (Heng Wang Yi-Wu) written on the reverse side to the Cashier, Finance Department/Donation Unit, New Straits Times Press, Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100, Kuala Lumpur.
So, you might be wondering, What is this site all about? This site is randomly created by us for everyone. 'Give a Gift of Love' is aimed to help others; more specifically, the needy.
This idea is formed today when we were browsing through newspapers and we noticed a few ads asking for donations (we don't exactly know if they are called ads, or whatsoever, so please forgive us for the mistake). Donations like needing funds for operations, funds for a new home, and more.
First, if you think, "I have enough problems in my life. Why must I help them when I already can't solve mine?" Think again. Life is the most precious gift God has given to us. We should be thankful enough to be able to eat, breathe, talk, hear, walk, and all that. Unfortunately, millions of people in this world suffer from many circumstances. Being broke from all that shopping is NOT one of them. Circumstances like not being able to talk, walk, mental problems, defects in any part of the body, not having a proper home nor proper clothes, not given proper education and more.
We are pretty sure you guys have a home, a family, friends, food,clothes and good education. So we hope you would join us in helping the needy. And we don't mean donating your entire savings whatsoever. Starting small helps. Besides, doesn't helping people and being nice brighten up your day? It will definitely bring joy to the ones you have helped and yourself too.
So how do you help? Easy. Just browse through our blog to know how. :) We will be updating whenever we can with articles regarding the people who need help, how to help them and where to help them. We would loves it if you could send us an email any time regarding someone who needs help (make sure you give us the source or a photo attached of the person and the reasons why they need help) For example, if a neighbour you know needs medical help, email us with this : Name (of neighbour) : Help (the problem) : Needs money for cancer operation Photo (of neighbour or medical cert, etc) : Amount needed for operation : RM500000 How to help : By banking in the amount to this Maybank account Contact number (of you and your neighbour's) : Address (for sending money) : IC Number and Passport (of neighbour's/yours') : Also, do give us the reasons as to why your neighbour could not pay for the operation fees, etc. Please be honest. This is a matter of life and death. Those who are found cheating us/our readers will be reported to the police.
You can also send in to us a "help" email if your pet is missing (with photo of animal attached), if you could not afford to pay for your education fees, if an old folks' home near your place needs volunteers, and more.
Our job is to post up articles regarding what we saw/what you emailed us and all ; or so to say, spread the news to you guys and you can help by donating/helping out.
Remember, a little goes a long way. Let's co-operate in giving the gift of love to others by helping the needy. :)