This was not how I had planned my 2020. In the midst of the Covid situation rising in Singapore, I had met an accident with a bus.
12th March 2020.
I was taking my normal route back home from work where I would cross the road heading towards the park in front of my home. The green man flashed and I started to walk.
Everything happened in an instant. The next thing I knew, a double-deck bus had hit the left side of my body, the wheels crushing my left foot. My whole body rolled out into the road. Since then I’ve been admitted to the hospital.
Throughout my stay, I had gone through 5 operations. My injury was called a 'Crush foot injury'. Undergone skin flap, skin graft and amputation of my big toe. I went into rehabilitation for physiotherapy on the 30th March 2020 and was finally discharged on the 10th April 2020.
However, I had been informed on the 12th May 2020 that I would have to undergo another operation on the 18th May 2020. After the operation, I will have to get another skin graft operation on the 22nd May 2020.
On the 22nd May 2020, I'm warded back to the same hospital, and was scheduled for another operation on the 25th due to an unsuccessful skin graft during the previous one.
Although extremely embarrassing, I must accept that my family’s welfare is also at stake. As much as I can, I want to avoid sending my family into more financial trouble.
I currently live with my mother and brother, both of us renting two bedrooms.
I am currently unemployed as I was supposed to continue studying. My brother’s food delivery business isn’t doing well due to the pandemic. My mother, who was supposed to retire this year, is the sole breadwinner of the house as of now. Her salary can barely support both the household bills and my predicament. That includes the house bills, groceries and transportation fees. As of now, she's paying for all of that, my phone bills and my medical needs. But sometimes there's only so much she can cover.
We are currently trying to settle the fees to be claimed by the bus company responsible. Thankfully, our CPF barely managed to cover my inpatient fees. On the other hand, as I go for weekly appointments as an outpatient, our fees cannot be covered by our CPF. Instead, we have to pay up front. And depending on the type of dressing and appointments(xray scans etc) and with a doctor consultation, the amount can range from $70 to $250. Furthermore, because of my disability to walk, I can only take a cab to and fro, costing another almost $20 every one round.
In addition to that, I am unable to work as I cannot walk. The doctors have yet to give an estimated time of healing especially since the bones of my foot were tremendously crushed. I don't only have to wait for the bones to heal but for the skin as well before I can start walking again.
Please consider lending us your support. Of course I will do my utmost to rehabilitate myself and back to work and study as soon as I start walking. And when an opportunity rise, I will try to earn extra income whenever possible but for now the future holds no guarantees.
Please help us make it through this year, or even just for the next months. Even the smallest donation will help us, and my family will be deeply grateful.
Please keep me and my family in your prayers. Thank you so much for your support and stay safe everyone. Love you all and wishing you good health and happiness and above all safety!
“The morning will come again. No darkness, no season is eternal.” ー BTS, Spring Day