Due to her weaker immune system, Mdm Teo, 67, spends most of her time visiting the doctors to follow up on her medical conditions. She suffers from multiple illness - heart disease, cholesterol, skin issues, gastric problems, hearing impairment etc. She also has difficulties getting around as she often feels dizzy and light headed. This has led Mdm Teo to staying in her one room rental flat on most days when she does not have any appointments.
The 67 year old has lost count of the number of pills that she has to take every day just to sustain life and get through her day.
Because of the massive amount of pills she has to take, she often experiences severe side effects that makes it difficult to get by. The pain at her back also causes her to lose sleep every night as she frequently experiences short sharp pains that makes it difficult to sleep. The 67 year old is currently not on public assistance and is reliant solely on her CPF payout of $524 to get by. Unfortunately, that amount is barely sufficient, especially when she can only take a cab for her medical appointments. Mdm Teo could only make do with the little she has. She confided in us that on most days, she only get by with just one meal just to make ends meet.
Nonetheless, despite what she is fighting against every day, Mdm Teo believes in taking baby steps and tackling one day at a time. Her positivity struck a chord in us and Ray of Hope is looking to assist her with food arrears and her transportation needs for her medical appointments.
ROHI would like to raise $400.00 for 4 months ($150 for transport and $250 for food/ month) to help Mdm Teo while she seeks social assistance support.
04 Apr 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. Mdm Teo was one of the identified recipients of the campaign and we met her recently for her cheque disbursement of $358.60. The elderly told us that she was honestly not expecting this additional funds raised and she would like to thank the donors from Ray of Hope for the kind gesture of donating to the campaign. Health wise, Mdm Teo seems evidently more cheerful and open to meeting new friends. Thank you donors for bringing joy to the single elderly!
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04 Feb 2019
Mdm Teo has received the funds for her first disbursement! When the case workers met her last week, she told us that she was honestly not expecting to receive any funds. With her multiple health issues and the various hospital bills to pay during each visit, your donations really matter to her! She also updated us that she has recently been experiencing numbness in both her legs. She also told us that she has undergone a MRI test for her abdomen issues. Mdm Teo was significantly happier and more chatty compared to when we first met her. Thank you donors for giving hope to the lonely elderly!