Friday, October 05, 2007

There are 'hearts' afterall

Malaysiakini and Star Online carry this heart breaking news of 14-year old Tee Hui Yi having Two heart transplants in two days.

Tee received a heart from an anonymous 15-year-old boy who had earlier died in a road accident. The operation was conducted at the National Heart Institute late Wednesday.

Today Tee had to undergo a second transplant today as her body rejected the first organ.

Star Online photo

Health Minister Chua Soi Lek said:

"Her condition is more stable now although still critical ... The government thanks the donor."

It was a fantastic total Malaysian effort with even the RMAF participating by flying the donor’s heart and lungs into Subang Airport from Ipoh Hospital. The National Heart Institute (IJN) transplant team, was headed by chief cardiothoracic surgeon Datuk Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.

The father of the donor heart said poignantly:
“Although I have lost a son, I now feel like I have a foster daughter.”

When asked why he agreed for his son to be an organ donor, he said:
“My son was God’s gift to me. Now, it is time to return the gift to God.”

It's moments like these when we all come together that I feel proud to be a Malaysian.

Excuse kaytee while I get rid of this wee mote from my eyes.


  1. What more is there to add? If only every Malaysians will do the same. Alas there will be some dissenting voices who himself wont even donate his discarded nails to others.

  2. In instances like this Malaysia TRULY Boleh !! Syabas.

  3. Really.....the eyes dont see..what the mind doesnt know......

  4. aww! didn't know kaytee can be that soft! ;)

    yes thanks so much to the donor but really this kind of sentiment (from the donor) i heard/read before so i'm not that very touched. also about all joining in to bring the heart and all that... think once read about it too, so no, i don't have a mote in my eyes.

    oops. before anyone think i have a heart of stone, no lah, not at all. i salute the donor, i salute all involved in helping to get the heart from subang to ipoh.

  5. Hooray for some good news !
    But she's not out of the woods yet.
    Surviving with a heart transplant will be a very difficult journey for her, by no means assured.

    Say a prayer for her, whatever is your religious faith, wish her well, if you don't have one.

  6. Ms Tee i truly blessed to have her third heart.
    Thinking of the donors and families concerned, i have reasons once again to be proud of some Malaysians.
    Will she be blessed further with a quick recovery.