Help Sangeetha Get Back On Her Feet

Short Story

Sangeetha Rajan is suffering from ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease). End-stage renal failure is also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It is the final, permanent stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidney function has declined to the point that the kidneys no longer function on their own. We raised this campaign to help with Sangeetha’s sustenance once she loses her job and to appeal to the community to help her find her a job where she can continue to self-sustain while she goes for her 3 times a week dialysis.

Help Sangeetha Get Back On Her Feet

by Angie Chin

  • Funding Goal

    RM8,000.00

  • Funds Raised

    RM4,470.00

  • Days to Go

    9 d

  • Campaign End Method

    Target Goal

Raised Percent :
55.88%
Minimum amount is RM Maximum amount is RM
RM

Angie Chin

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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ABOUT SANGEETHA

Sangeetha Rajan was born in 1996 (24 years old this year). Her mother passed away when she was 2 years old and her only brother was only a month old. Her father raised her, while her brother was raised by a babysitter.

When she was 3, her father discovered that she could not urinate well and rushed her to the hospital in Seremban to get treated. It was during the medical examination that she discovered that she is suffering from ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease).

She was put on a medication and due to her young age, she only undergo her first surgery at age 6. End-stage renal failure, is also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It is a final, permanent stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidney function has declined to the point that the kidneys no longer function on their own.

Sangeetha sharing her story with us at the hub.

Sangeetha is a hardworking girl. Since her father is usually in and out of job (he was a lorry driver back then), in order to learn how to self-sustain during her studies, she took up odd jobs such as washing dishes right after school hours or any jobs that she can afford to do given her health circumstances.

During her secondary school years, she was a Science stream student (she loves Science) and excelled well in her PMR (All As & Bs) and even took her SPM at the ICU while recovering from injuries after being thrown off from a balcony by her depressed father. Her father was eventually detained and served his time for a month in jail.

After completing her studies in KL, she has not been in touch with her father and nor her sibling. Last heard from neighbors known to her that her brother is no longer in school and her father is also struggling financially.

Immediately after the incident, with the help and support from her medical doctors in Seremban, Sangeetha managed to complete her 3 years Diploma in Pharmacy (Victoria International College).

The college was kind to provide her with free accommodation and also some pocket money. She has also applied for PPPTN loan to cover the tuition fees. She is still struggling to repay the loan due to limited means.

She conducted her practical in HKL.

Right after the completion of her Diploma, she did her practical training at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Selayang.

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

After graduating in 2018, she relentlessly look for a job in order to support herself. However after countless interviews, she is still unsuccessful as most companies and people do not want to employ people with complicated health issues – where in her case she needs to do dialysis 3 times a week and can only afford to work half day during those dialysis days.

Letter from HKL on her lifetime dialysis.

Finally – at the verge of giving up, she managed to secure a job at a pharmacy even as a part timer. The pharmacy’s Manager took her in knowing well that she has to do dialysis 3 times in a week. To ensure that she is given time to do her dialysis, her supportive colleagues were kind enough to rearrange their work schedules, which allows her to work 48 hours a week and at the same time go for her dialysis without any problems.

 

 

 Sangeetha showing her arm – where she receives her haemodialysis via her fistula.

Sangeetha showing her arm, where she receives her weekly dialysis (via her fistula).

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, sadly the pharmacy where she is attached to now, will cease its operation in October 2020. She has worked with the company as a full time staff in 2018/2019 earning RM1,600 a month but eventually stopped working due her condition (she’s required to go for haemodialysis 3 times a week for the rest of her life). She made a comeback again (she needs to sustain a living) few months later but as a part time staff, earning RM7 per hour.

Recently, the Management offered her to work full time again (earning the same amount of salary when she used to be full time) but only for the next few months (August to October 2020).

With her current health condition, further with the economic downturn worldwide, it is very difficult to find another job.

Sangeetha with her caring friends that she treats like her own brother and sister. She currently lives with them until October 2020.

And in the past two years, she is staying with one of her colleague (she’s like an older sister to Sangeetha) that is concern of her well-being – however the said colleague will eventually move to Sabah for good with her family once the company they attach to now close down.

Until then, Sangeetha would need a new place to stay and a new job to sustain.

ABOUT HER FAMILY

Sangeetha mother passed away when she was two years old. She was raised by her father. Her father survives by taking up various odd jobs. Younger brother stop schooling and is also doing various odd jobs. She doesn’t know how her mother looks like (the family doesn’t keep her photo) and she has no contact with any family members from both sides.

WHAT SANGEETHA NEEDS

This campaign is raised with hope to address the followings:

  1. To temporarily help Sangeetha SUSTAIN and get by in the next few months when she loses her job in October 2020 by raising some funds (to pay her rent, pay for food, transportation, medication etc).
  2.  To appeal to the community to help Sangeetha find A JOB that allows her to go for dialysis at the same time. Due to her condition (haemodialysis often left her drained of energy due to the cleansing process but she can resume to work after taking her medication and a little rest), she appreciates a job at a Pharmacy (she loves working in this line) but she is also open to working as an Administrative person (as long as she is taught and guided).
  3. To appeal to the community to help Sangeetha find a NEW PLACE for her to stay that is near to her future work place and Hospital Kuala Lumpur where she is currently doing her dialysis.

ESTIMATES

Our team hopes to fund raise at least a 3 months sustenance of RM8,000.00 (to be released in stages) to help Sangeetha sustain. Funds will be channeled to her bank account on monthly basis.

Tentative breakdown of expenses (per month):

  • Rental (Estimated RM600)
  • Food (RM800-RM1000, she eats certain food only since her kidney is not efficient in eliminating toxins like normal persons)
  • Transportation (RM600)
  • Other Emergency Funds (Just in case, RM 500)

Medicines & dialysis is currently given FREE by Hospital Kuala Lumpur for now.

It is our hope that you can help us share this campaign so we can address all the above and help Sangeetha. Let’s show her that there is still kindness and hope for her.

For those who wish to offer her job and accommodation, you may get in touch with us directly at hello@hanafundme.com. We will compile all options to be shared with her and her guardian (the colleague that is currently staying with her).

We will update her campaign status on our update page from time to time.

Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous RM50.00 October 06, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 August 28, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 August 27, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 August 27, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 August 27, 2020
Anonymous RM1,500.00 August 10, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 August 03, 2020
Anonymous RM40.00 August 03, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 August 03, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 August 03, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 August 02, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 August 02, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 July 31, 2020
Anonymous RM200.00 July 31, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 31, 2020
Anonymous RM500.00 July 31, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM10.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM30.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM20.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 30, 2020
Anonymous RM20.00 July 29, 2020
Anonymous RM50.00 July 29, 2020
Anonymous RM100.00 July 28, 2020
Anonymous RM1,000.00 July 28, 2020

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