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Monday, 11 January 2016

Pong Siew Ching's New House Built By Good Samaritans

A group of Samaritans built a house next to the ancestral house (the wooden house that the family stayed for over 50 years), to be ready for Pong Seow Chin by Chinese New Year 2016. The housing project for Pong had been a dream for eHomemakers for over five years. It has finally come true.

(霹靂‧怡保18日訊)半截人馮秀珍原本希望有人幫她維修破爛不堪的舊木屋,不料卻有人為她興建一間新屋子,令她喜出望外,也使她感激又感動,興奮不已!


馮秀珍笑迎新居入伙!

“來,姑姐,我們一起去新家看看!”馮秀珍身旁的侄女,歡歡喜喜拉著她的手去新居。

馮秀珍:進入新屋,感激又感恩!

建築商特別為半截人設計的睡房,即寬闊又方便。

半截人有新家了,她帶著感恩心搬進去居住。

半截人有了新家,活動空間增加了,因為她兩頭走。
(圖:星洲日報)


她目前滿懷歡喜,感謝所有幫助她的熱心人士,她說,即使有人幫她建一個小涼棚,她都感激不盡,何況現在是建新屋子,她除了感恩,也不知該說甚麼。

住在怡保崑崙朱羅附近木屋區的馮秀珍是一個沒有雙腿的殘障人,她在過去二十多年來爬在一個方塊木板上過日子;她因雙腳被鋸的部份太高和其他身體問題,無法像一般殘障人坐在輪椅或裝義肢。

《大霹靂》社區報於半年前報道馮秀珍希望獲得熱心人士幫助維修破爛的舊木屋新聞;她的舊屋子當時處處漏水,尤其是廚房的屋頂,已經破爛得不能遮蔽雨水。

籌逾6萬建屋

對此,一班好心人和商家結合力量,一人出一份捐款,籌獲將近6萬令吉作為建屋經費,又遇上一名熱心建築商負責不足餘額,在9月23日開始動土,最終建好一所長45尺、寬30尺半磚屋;她對於這所新屋子感到非常滿意。

“新屋就建在舊屋旁邊,我每天從舊屋望過去,一直看著屋子的每個部份建設;期待的心情越來越熱烈,如今整所屋子完成了,好開心啊!”

她指出,上述好心的建築商體恤她殘缺身體的狀況,在設計新屋子時,包括廚房、廁所、房間、電擎…,都遷就她的方便,使她感到很欣慰。

邀善心人今赴入伙午宴

為了感謝幫助她興建新屋子的人士,馮秀珍將於明日(19日,星期六)舉行新屋入伙午宴,邀請善心人士一起出席。

她說,雖然有了新屋,她的舊屋子將不會拆除,住了這麼多年,她對舊屋裡每個物件都有了感情,存有很多回憶;現在,她有兩頭家,兩邊都用。

新興電器出資

這所四房一廳的單層屋,由新興電器聯合怡保協豐大摩哆車隊、江沙Victory Freedom Bikers和實兆遠Bikers、建築商與熱心人士聯手合作打造,佔地800平方呎。

在9月份期間,新興電器出動15人前往現場,以瞭解屋子的搭建進度;出席者包括新興電器(吉隆坡)有限公司執行董事林金錦、江沙Victory Freedom Biker主席劉政展和實兆遠Bikers主席張偉年。

林金錦說,馮秀珍居住的老祖屋破爛不已,加上她永不放棄的精神令人敬佩,新興電器決定出資聯同其他組織和建築商,為馮秀珍搭建新家園。

新聞背景

患怪病跌倒骨折鋸雙腿

現年49歲馮秀珍在19歲時懷孕誕下雙胞胎女兒後,女兒宣告夭折,她過後患上醫生也無法解釋的怪病,導致她突然癱瘓,全身沒了知覺,並昏迷了2年。

丈夫在她昏迷時離她而去;命運坎坷的馮秀珍醒來後,因一次跌倒導致骨折,不久後雙腿被鋸掉,使她在過去20年來趴在一個四方木箱型的四輪推動車子上過日子。

雖然失去雙腿成為半截人,可是馮秀珍沒有放棄自己,她積極從事公益活動和擔任激勵講師。

一直照顧馮秀珍的父母馮瑞金和周水蓮,分別於2013年和2011年去世,目前她與一哥一弟、侄女和一名友人住在祖屋,靠家人接濟和福利金過活。(星洲日報)

Monday, 6 July 2015

The world keeps moving, even if you stand still.


“The accident has already happened, so there isn’t really a choice. Life goes on,said 30 year old navy man, Jason Chee, devoid of any emotion. 

Jason Chee (source)

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That is exactly what navy man, Jason Chee has decided to do. After being critically injured while doing a routine check aboard a warship, Jason Chee has decided to take it in his stride and keep living life.Caught between a motorized winch and a berthing rope, Jason lost both of his legs, left arm and three fingers on his right hand. Jason Chee was admitted to hospital on December the 10th unconscious and only awoke two weeks later on Christmas Eve. As a Military Expert Rank 2 from the Republic of Singapore Navy, Jason still possessed the mannerisms of respecting a commanding officer, so upon visitation from his navy superiors, Jason Chee, drugged and drowsy tried to raise his hand in salute, while his family wept behind him over the effort of acting loyal.

The whole nation of Singapore stood behind Jason, “Blood is thicker than water” and in this case blood was very much needed. Over 800 Singaporean citizens, when hearing the appeal given by the Republic of Singapore Navy, rushed to blood banks to help give Jason Chee the blood he needed. From the loss of his limbs, Jason naturally, lost a lot of blood and not enough was at hand to give him an immediate transfusion. So before the nation heard about the appeal, Jason had to undergo having blood withdrawn from his groin area, ten times! So when the nation stood behind him, he stated, “The first thing that came to me was, wow, the whole of Singapore is supporting me. I was so touched and I cried, I really cried.”


When one person goes through such a traumatic experience, they will automatically feel alone. They will feel as if no one knows what they are going through and that people can’t possibly understand the kind of pain and emotional conflict going on within themselves, the fight for control and the depression of what the future might hold. So for someone like Jason, who has gone through this exact emotional turmoil, to have the people of his country show such devotion, care and support for him, has him feeling very touched and in many ways helped him with his resolve on his life. When asked about the loss of his limbs Jason said, “I still have hope. I can still move my right arm and I still have some fingers left.” He also said, “I’m happy, because the worst pain is over.”


Jason has mentioned that had it not been for the people around him, supporting him daily, praying and rooting for his recovery, and also issuing him advice on staying positive (mentally and emotionally), he would have long sunken into a hole filled with despair. Another main source of his resolve to move forward in his life, is his late mother’s advice to him of never giving up on anything. That is why he is so adamant to rebuild his life no matter what it takes. “My character is different from most people, he says, I’ve got good determination and a strong fighting spirit.


Self-pity and depression were never far away.” Says 49 year old, Jenny Pong Siew Chin.


Jenny Pong is another person similar to Jason. She has gone through half of her life without both her legs, and by living her life on a trolley to move around on.The similarity between the two that needs to be pointed out is not the lack of limbs or traumatizing experiences, but rather the strength that the two possess that keeps them living life with happiness and a sense of purpose. Jenny also looks at life with a much more upbeat view after losing both legs, and says she sees no reason to dwell in the past or let it weigh her down. She feels strongly about helping others who have been through similar situations as she and also finds a passion in motivating others to keep moving forward no matter what the outlook may seem at the moment of tragedy. She, like Jason, has told people that her main source of strength comes from her mother. Just after the loss of limbs, Jenny was feeling sorry for herself and wallowing in self-pity, but had it not been for mothers prodding and pushing her to move on in her life, she would not be where she is today. Her outlook on life is simply one that is contagious and will have you come away feeling happy and also grateful for what you have. Even though Jenny has lost so much, she proves to everyone that life really is what you choose to make it.

Written by
Nadiah Mohd Nasir 
11 April 2015