By writer to www.thestar.com.my
KUANTAN: Lee Kok Choon’s reward of corneas allowed two others to regain their imaginative and prescient and emerge from the darkness.
The 34-year-old salesman had pledged to donate his organs. When he suffered a stroke that rendered him mind lifeless, his household determined to fulfil his want.
Lee’s widow Hok Siew Ting mentioned her late husband had at all times appreciated to assist individuals in want and had signed the pledge when he was in secondary college.
“The youngsters are very pleased with their father. We couldn’t donate the opposite organs attributable to an absence of time. “The medical group should come from Kuala Lumpur to reap the organs. We’re sorry we couldn’t do extra,” mentioned Hok as reported in Sin Chew Each day’s English portal MySinchew.com.
The couple have a five-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.
Lee had skilled physique numbness on July 23 and was discharged after looking for medical therapy.
He grew to become unwell once more on Aug four and returned to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan however this time he misplaced consciousness. Lee was subsequently declared mind lifeless attributable to a stroke.
Hok hoped that by way of her husband’s story, extra individuals would perceive and concentrate on the significance of organ donation.
“I consider my husband would have supported me in conveying this message to everybody,” mentioned Hok, including that she would even be signing up as a donor.
In accordance with a report in November final 12 months, solely 689 Malaysians had been organ donors out of the 430,572 who’ve pledged since 1976.
It was understood that though many pledged to be organ donors, their family members usually refused to present consent after their demise.
Info on organ donation might be obtained from www.fb.com/dermaorgan and twitter.com/dermaorgan or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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