Note: All funds are being collected by the family's supporters in Malaysia
Kimbat is a sweet two-year old girl. But unlike most toddlers her age, she has already lived through much pain and suffering.
HER STORY. At the tender age of one, she was diagnosed with Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH). It is a rare disorder which forces one's body to produce too many dendritic cells. These cells play a role in the body’s immune system and are mostly found in the skin, lungs, stomach and intestines. Built up in various tissues, they can cause considerable damage. Although LCH is not strictly a cancer, serious forms of LCH can behave like cancer.
CHANCE AT LIFE IN KOREA. Having received an unfavourable prognosis from local Kazakh doctors, Kimbat's family had made a difficult decision to treat her in South Korea. Child cancer specialists at Soonchunhyang University Hospital have agreed to take on Kimbat's case.
Since April 2015, Kimbat's very humble parents have spent close to US$80,000 on her chemotherapy and other treatment. Living expenses in the Korean city of Bucheon have been extremely difficult to shoulder as well.
WHAT SHE NEEDS NOW. Funds that have so far been collected - from friends and family - have run out. However, Kimbat must continue her treatment till April 2016, the cost of which comes to - by most conservative estimates - about US$20,000.
It is for this reason that Kimbat's parents are now turning to strangers in hope of receiving a helping hand. Your donation, however small, can make a real difference to turning Kimbat's life around.