Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Teen seeks funds for knee implant

KOTA BARU: A minor slip at home last year has changed Mohd Shahrul Md Said's life forever.

The 19-year-old's leg was swollen, and believing it was merely bruised, his family took him for traditional treatment.

Earlier this year, when he fainted at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) in Wakaf Tapai, Terengganu, where he was studying, the terrible truth came to light.

"I was taken to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu where doctors diagnosed cancer. I was transferred to Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) and I had leg surgery in July."

Shahrul now needs a knee replacement implant which will cost RM34,000.

"My father is a Felda settler and my mother is a housewife. The cost is too big a financial burden for them to bear."

If you wish to help, please send a cheque payable to the New Straits Times Press Sdn Bhd with Shahrul's full name written on the back to the Finance Department/Charity Unit, NSTP, Balai Berita, 31 Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. - NST

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