He came to Singapore to work hoping to improve the lives of his two elderly parents, two young children and wife back home in Hunan province of China. Unfortunately, this seemingly attainable dream of succeeding and improving the social status of his family if he worked hard enough, were suddenly dashed and made unattainable when he was involved in a hit and run accident last October.
The accident took place when Liu Kun, 37 years old, was on his way to work and a lorry collided into him. The accident has resulted in him suffering severe injuries on his shoulder blade and thigh bone. A 40cm long metal steel had to be inserted into his legs just so it could support his leg movements. That incident has changed the 37 year old’s life completely as the able bodied man could no longer go about his activities of daily living as usual. Even after staying 16 days at the hospital, Liu Kun was not able to walk after the operation and depended heavily on his dormitory mates for support. The factory worker who used to be able to work and send remittances back home was suddenly rendered useless. He was the sole breadwinner of his family but now he struggles with even moving around.
He had to relearn everything from the start, including going for rehab sessions to improve his motor skills. Unfortunately, after staying for a month at the rehab session, Liu Kun chose to move out despite the excruciating pain as he could no longer afford the high costs.
Liu Kun has borrowed a sum of money amounting to $45000 RMB (SGD $9400) just to pay his agent to come to Singapore to work. Now that he is not working, he is struggling to pay off the agent fee that he has borrowed. Moreover, he also has to send remittances to his family and elderly parents back home. Even up till today, Liu Kun has kept this accident from his family back home as the last thing he want is add on to their worries and worry them.
The driver has not been identified and the likelihood of being compensated seemed slim. ROHI would like to raise $280/month for a period of 4 months to defray Liu Kun’s rent and transportation arrears as he recovers in Singapore. Your kind donations will go a long way in supporting the foreign worker who can no longer support himself and his family.