TTSH Community Fund




Meet Mdm Goh, 58


Mdm Goh was just 3 years old when a polio epidemic struck Singapore in the 1950s. The viral infection has affected her spine, lungs, and hands. Despite the situation, Mdm Goh has always wanted to be treated equally just like any other person. Determined to work to be self-sufficient, she started off as a production operator and worked her way up to become a secretary.

But Mdm Goh’s world collapsed in 2010 when her lungs failed. After waking up from a 2-week coma, she learnt that she had to depend on a breathing machine to stay alive. The lung condition robbed her of her job, and she also could not carry out daily activities like bathing and going to the toilet by herself anymore.

"When I knew I had to be on the life support machine forever, I told myself that I would die soon because I knew how much the machine costs and I could not afford... I don’t have that kind of money," Mdm Goh recalled.

"The TTSH Community Fund has helped me with the breathing machine, the cough assist machine, and other consumables so that I can stay alive… They came through when I needed the support so much. I am one of the patients who have been helped, and I am grateful to donors of this Charity."

From all of us at TTSH Community Fund, thank you for supporting our needy patients in their healing journey at TTSH.

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