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Family of child found in pail appealing for funds

Last Update: 07/01/2019

JITRA, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- A couple from Kampung Pulau Timbul, Tunjang is appealing for donations to pay for the cost of treatment for their 15-month-old son, Muhammad Iman Mikael Al Hafizi, who was found submerged in a pail of water at his home in Ipoh, Perak on Nov 27.

He is suffering from swelling in the brain and a nervous system problem which his mother, Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdullah, 25, says has changed him from an active, happy child to one who just lies in bed.

"We’re feeling squeezed because all our savings were spent on his treatment at Hospital Tanjung Malim and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh," she told reporters today when visited by the Kedah menteri besar’s special officer, Hassanuddin Samsudin, who passed her a donation and pledged to get her help from the Welfare Department.

Rabiatul said her husband lost his job at the landscape department of a public university in Ipoh a week after the incident. Now the family lives with her mother-in-law while little Muhammad receives treatment at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB) in Alor Setar.

"Now my husband is working part-time work as a carpenter with a monthly income of about RM500, which is enough for things like milk and disposable diapers for our two-year-old, but not enough to treat Muhammad," she said.

Contributions for the family can be sent directly to Rabiatul’s Maybank account at 1081 5006 9516 or she can be contacted at 017-482 9855.



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