Raised of S$1,320.00
Mr Lim, 66, has been battling colorectal cancer and recovering from a stroke for more than a decade. Today, he is completely bedridden and is dependent on his wife for his day-to-day needs. While being the sole caregiver to her bed-bound husband is not easy, Mdm Goh has never complained about the physical exhaustion from caring for her husband despite having her own medical conditions. Mdm Goh suffers from a weak heart and severe breathlessness. Her polio condition also restricts her leg movements and she walks with a limp.
Mdm Goh told us that it is often tedious having to bring her husband to the hospital especially whenever she feels breathless. To her, nothing matters more than being there for her spouse who is bedridden. However, with the both of them medically unfit for work, Mr Lim and Mdm Goh are worried about their future, especially when they were only relying on their monthly public assistance of $590 that ended in December.
Help Needed – Give Hope
Although the elderly couple is currently staying with their daughter and son-in-law, they are not being supported financially by them due to their estranged relationship. Mr Lim confided in us that they no longer hope that their only daughter will support them. Despite owning the 3-room flat, Mr Lim and Mdm Goh often find themselves confined to the small bedroom with little or minimal interactions even with their two grandchildren. It also pains them deeply that they do not share a close relationship with their grandchildren when all they wish is to have family support.
ROHI would like to raise $1,320 ($330 x 4 months) for Mr Lim’s medical consumables (catheter and milk supply $130) which are not covered under Medifund, as well as the family’s groceries expenses ($200).
*Mdm Goh is currently receiving public assistance from the Social Service Office (SSO).
July 23, 2019
The case workers met Mr Lim and Mdm Goh for their cheque disbursement. We understand that he was recently hospitalized due to sudden chest pain which affected his appetite. He is now under medication and is feeling much better.
June 4, 2019
The case workers visited Mr Lim and Mdm Goh for their disbursement recently. Mr Lim informed us that he recently had a fall at home, but thankfully he did not sustain any injuries. When we visited him at his home, he had just returned from his doctor’s appointment. Mr Lim…Read More
April 5, 2019
Hong Bao for Hope Campaign
Ray of Hope ran a Hong Bao for Hope campaign and raised more than $10,000 for 30 families and individuals so that they may celebrate CNY with dignity, pride and joy. Mr Lim and Mdm Goh were one of the identified recipients of the campaign and we met them recently…Read More
January 25, 2019
First disbursement made
The case workers met Mr Lim and Mdm Goh for their first disbursement! They are grateful that the funds raised can go towards defraying Mr Lim’s medical consumables and the family’s groceries. Mdm Goh also told us that Mr Lim was recently hospitalised for a week due to an urinary…Read More
November 30, 2018
Delivery of food ration
A kind sponsor has ordered and delivered some food ration to the elderly couple. They are thankful for the groceries sent as it would help defray their food and sundry expenses, now that they are only relying on the monthly public assistance. Thank you donors and sponsors!