Weekly Report 12 March 2021 YSJB

Weekly Report 12 March 2021

Yayasan Suria JB(YSJB) – 3 stories that show what is love and the will & determination to live!

As a social worker/volunteer over the years, it never fails to amaze me the incredible power of the human spirit, love and simply that attitude to live.

*Case 1:*
Ringo, paralysed some 8 years ago in 2013 after a fall while doing construction work, fully depending on tube feeding with Ensure milk, 20 tins a month, now down to 14 tins on the advice of Doctor as he is putting on weight, RM85 a tin, fully supported by YSJB.

He has a 10-year-old son, his wife left him immediately after knowing he was paralysed, Ringo’s mum, Catherine, is a woman of steel, full of love for Ringo, I see them monthly to pass them Ensure milk, pampers, saline solution, baby wipes, etc.

*Love conquers all!*

*Case 2:*
YSJB’s darling girl, Har, came to us in 2017 at 17 years old, paralysed from neck down after a failed operation, 3 years on, still full of life, once told her caretaker, Trista – *’one day, with the help of Uncle James, I WILL walk again’ – the fire burning inside her is incredible,* she spends her days literally 24 hours on her hand phone tied besides her bed, I personally believe she will walk again.

We spend about RM4,500 on her monthly, 3 years down the road about RM300k, monthly physiotherapy sessions RM1,200, she is just a cheerful and determined girl, just celebrated her 20th birthday recently.

Read on our journey with her……..

*Case 3:*
Our most recent case, about 2 weeks ago, a 15-year-old boy, Kuhan, borned with spastic celebral palsy, weighing only 11.5 kg, 2nd to a family of 5, 2 younger sisters are twins, borned 1 minute apart, very cute.

Madam Paruwathy holds the family together with love, *accepting her son with much love and something I can’t understand, call it ‘mother’s nature’ or whatever,* when I was visiting them with Promac milk and some dry groceries, the whole family was lively, accepting their spastic celebral palsy brother like any other siblings, just one word to describe *’AMAZING’!*

Such are the experiences of a social worker/volunteer like me, being able to experience ‘real life to the fullest’, very rich indeed, *nothing in this world can buy this ‘richness’* or perhaps read this ‘What it means to be a social worker/volunteer’.

Thank you & God bless.

Warmest regards,
James Ho.