Pusat Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Bahagia (Happiness Centre) is proud to say that one of her greatest achievements and successes was our darling boy, Chong Wei Lin.
He came to us when he was 9 years old and was diagnosed by the doctors as a Down syndrome and hole-in-the heart child. Due to financial difficulties his parents brought him to us, for us to care for him physically and also to look into his medical needs. He needed to go for regular doctor appointments, and needed special care. An initial operation done to rectify the hole in the heart left him with paralyzed on the left side of his body.
His parents lost hope and considered him a write-off, as he was already turning blue in his toes, fingers and lips. With no other alternative they decided to give him up to the centre to be looked after, as they could not afford the medical attention he required. The centre raised funds through the help of the media and managed to get enough funds to send him for another operation (cardiac catheterization and cardiac operation)which cost RM30,000.00. With proper care and supervision he bounced back to health was a healthy happy lively child, until the age of 18. He passed away on the 1st of October 2010, and it was the saddest day for the centre. He was our life and our joy, he not only brought happiness to the staff and visitors, he also brought joy to the other residents. It was a day of mourning for all of us.
This special child has given hope to many others that there is hope , love and care for those that everyone else considers a write-off.