Earlier this year, ROHI has helped Julyana and her husband, Simon with their living expenses (https://rohi.sg/case/details/With-just-%241%2C300-a-month%2C-couple-struggles-to-survive). Despite surviving an accident a year ago, he is still struggling with his daily living activities after his colon was damaged in the accident. Subsequent health checks also revealed that he also suffers from Type 2 diabetes, as well as liver and heart issues. Although he has been advised to go for a liver transplant, he is unable to afford the surgery fees.
Up to end September this year, Simon has been hospitalized numerous times after he suffered falls and was not able to get back on his feet himself. When ROHI case workers visited the family in mid October, Julyana told us that the doctors have advised that Simon undergo a spinal operation, and the family is worried about the costs involved. Simon and Julyana know that there is no way for them to be able to afford to go for the surgery with the extremely limited finances at home.
Help Needed – Give Hope
Julyana has been a loving wife to Simon, who is usually confined at home due to his ailing health. Julyana takes on two jobs as a food packer in the day, and then rushes off for her second job in the evening. No matter how physically and emotionally exhausted she may get, she tells us that she would never want to give up on her husband who is her sole emotional support.
Although the 38-year-old works long hours just so she can put food on the table for her family, she told us that sometimes, she simply feels like there is no end to the constant struggles of the family. But all she hopes for is for Simon to nurse his health back, which unfortunately is not as simple as it seems due to the complicated nature of his conditions. Even with her income, the couple still struggles with their household arrears, as there is simply not enough cash at home at the end of every month.
Despite receiving partial medical subsidies, the couple still needs to fork out cash for Simon’s medical fees. ROHI would like to raise $560.85 for Mr Simon’s medical arrears ($463.10) and payment to Town Council ($97.75) while they appeal to HDB and SP Services for assistance on their rental ($1005.70) and utilities ($309.71). Funds raised for medical and town council payment will be made to the various agencies directly.