The Rotary Club of Johor Straits View and the club's Interactors (youths who serve under the guidance of their sponsor Rotary Club) along with some members of the public were at Ward 8C of the Sultan Ismail Hospital in Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru on Saturday (January 31) o spread joy and cheer to the inpatients and outpatients there.
Called the Sunshine Children's Project, the event featured a magic show by a clown and singing.
Ward 8C treats children who are stricken with cancer and renal failure. The hospital is in need of medical equipment and machines. It currently has only 4 haemodialysis machines to serve 15 inpatients warded for renal failure.
Club president Wong Yoke Chin, who was at the event, said the club will be raising funds to help the hospital procure a machine. They target to raise RM50k.
That's Wong Yoke Chin (right) having a chat with Suhaila Adam --- a 31-year-old mother of 4 children. The housewife is carrying Ismail Zhafran Azizul, her youngest child. Born premature, the baby has several health issues --- he has only 1 kidney and that is only one of the complications.
Suhaila says her other children are healthy. Her eldest son is 10 years old.
"My husband earns a monthly salary of RM1,500. The medical costs and travelling expenses from home to hospital and back is depleting our savings," says Suhaila, from Taman Medan Jaya in Kota Tinggi.
After a visit to Ward 8C, it's easy to count your blessings if you have good health. Let's do our bit to help those in need.
(Note: Will follow up on Ismail Zhafran's story)