When three of his five children were diagnosed with chronic diseases, Suhardy Che Omar, had to quit his job and focus on the health of his sick kids, leaving his wife as the sole breadwinner of the family. It was difficult but the couple managed to work around it and survived.
One of the kids, Nur Athirah Ayu Suhardy, 17, who is supposed to sit for her Sijil Penilaian Malaysia (SPM) examination this year is recovering from brain surgery. She welcomed the staff of Econsave led by its Operation Manager for Northern Region, Zamzuri Mansor when they dropped by to see the Suhardy kids.
“Econsave will set up a fund to foot the medical bills and other necessities for the three siblings. A donation box will be placed at every Econsave outlet in Malaysia,” said Zamzuri who gave a hamper consisting of groceries and hari raya goodies worth over RM1000 to the family.
Nur Athirah’s younger siblings also suffered from debilitating diseases. Nur Ameera Aisyah Suhardy, 11, suffers from bronchial asthma while her younger brother, Muhammad Airel Daniel Suhardy, 9, has severe kidney complication, high blood pressure, a weak heart and glaucoma in his left eye.
“I am happy to see Athirah doing well today. The brain surgery to remove a tumour has affected her a lot. Her memory is slowly returning. However, I am still very worried about Ameera’s and Airel’s conditions,” said Suhardy to reporters. The family lives in a rented house belonging to a relative in Klebang Restu.
Readers keen on helping the unfortunate family can do so via monetary contributions. You may deposit your money into Suhardy’s Bank Simpanan Nasional savings account: 08100-41-00011-384. Suhardy welcomes any form of assistance to tide them over in their hour of need.