Five more kids for heart surgeries in South Korea
Published on: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Five more hole-in-the-heart children between age three and six have left for Seoul, Tuesday night, for corrective heart surgery treatment. Society for the Sabah Heart Fund (SOSHF) Secretary Datuk Eva Susau said the children are Jayden Christ (4 years old), Dalency Grace (4d), Audrey Elvera (3), Irene Foo (6) and Nursalwa (5).

"The project is made possible with the kindest and most generous collaboration with the Seong An Heart Foundation and Korea Food For The Hungry International (KFHI) and hope this project will continue for a long time," she said.

Eva thanked the State Government through the Ministry of Health and People's Wellbeing for the continuous support in providing grant to the Society over the years.

SOSHF said to-date, it have sent 664 patients for corrective heart surgeries since its inception in 1981, out of which 146 have been sponsored under the "Free Medical Operation" programme to Korea. The Society is responsible for the cost of airfare, travel insurance, passport, and pocket allowance to all patients and their escorts.

The SOSHF also sponsored less fortunate patients for medical treatment to the Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu and Institut Jantung Negara.

SOSHF appeals to the public and corporate organisations to donate generously to the society as more funds are needed for the Society to send more patients for corrective heart surgeries.

SOSHF welcome any amount and those keen may send their donation to Society for the Sabah Heart Fund, P O Box 14451, 88850, Kota Kinabalu or credit to Maybank Account 5101-4311-2262 (Persatuan Tabung Pesakit Jantung Sabah). - Neil Chan


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