Accident Causes Victim to Suffer Serious Brain Injury
29-year old Mr. So was involved in a serious accident back in 2006, causing his life to be changed forever. At that time, Mr. So was accidentally hit by a taxi on the road and suffered numerous bone fractures and serious brain injury. For a long period of time, he was unconscious and underwent numerous surgeries in order to survive. Because of his brain injury, he lost the ability to speak and move around, so he must now depend on his parents’ care and get around using a wheelchair. Once an optimistic, active man with a career as a cameo actor, Mr. So not only became disabled after the accident, he also became introverted with a feeling of loneliness and, losing hope towards life. Help Actually visited Mr. So and his family in March and May of 2012 and understood about his past, health condition, and psychological state. Help Actually felt immense sympathy for Mr. So’s loss of hope and wishes that he will regain confidence and optimism so that his health will improve. Help Actually helped arrange for Mr. So with the body movement exams and wheelchair training in the hospital. Gradually, Mr. So’s health conditions have improved, and the recover-ability of his four limbs is positive as well. He can now communicate through simple words and slight movement of his limbs. Mr. So hopes that he can take care of himself, independently participate in activities and work, volunteer in his free time, become a useful person, minimize the burden of his parents, and stand up once again with full recovery. Help Actually also decides that through the Help Actually Foundation Fund, we will donate a highly advanced electric wheelchair to Mr. So, hoping that he will optimistically regain confidence and establish a new life in addition to participating in societal activities. Help Actually hopes that he will face life positively and have hope in his recovery, create miracles in his life, and through his life story, to encourage others who are going through a tough time.
Help Actually Visits Seriously Injured Amputee
On November 9, 2011, volunteers of Help Actually visited Mr. Chow, who asked for help through Help Actually’s hotline, and learned about his past accident, his current situation and needs. Mr. Chow is now almost 40 years old, and at the time of the accident, he was only 28 years old. At that time, he was engaged in construction work on a slope, but because of rainy conditions, he fell from the slope and was seriously injured. Upon, Mr. Chow needed to have his left leg amputated in order to survive. After the accident, he felt hopeless, helpless, and lost his spirit and confidence. He even gave up on his once enthusiastic passion for sports, and his temper became agitated and troubled. Later on, after adjusting to a prosthetic leg and learning to adapt to a new life, he slowly accepted reality throughout the years and became more optimistic towards life and once again found his passion for sports. He also volunteered in churches and used his own life story to encourage others. However, Mr. Chow recently visited the doctor and learned that his prosthetic leg has almost reached its useful life and will be unusable soon, which made him very worried. As a church volunteer, it is financially impossible for Mr. Chow to afford for a new prosthetic leg, and his nearly deteriorated prosthetic leg has been causing inability for him to move around, which made daily life and typical tasks difficult for Mr. Chow to handle. He further worried that he will not be able to be a volunteer anymore and further plunged into depression and began feeling pessimistic about life again. After understanding Mr. Chow’s living conditions, psychological state, and financial position, Help Actually will donate a new, highly advanced prosthetic leg to Mr. Chow through the Help Actually Foundation Fund and will help him pay for all medical costs, hoping that he will regain confidence and face life positively. Help Actually also hopes that he will continue his volunteer work and utilize his own life to encourage other people.
Help Actually Visit Chung Por Por and give her a Power Wheelchair
Help Actually bought Chung Por Por a power wheelchair on March 22, 2011, hoping to solve her problem in disability and provide her with more chances to join the community activities which will allow her to make more friends. Due to movement difficulties, Chung Por Por seldom went out and joined community activities. As Chung Por Por had no relatives and friends to take care of her, she fell twice recently; luckily, she didn’t get more injuries. Chung Por Por said, she needed a holder to make the leg fixed so that she can get the balance while making any movements. But it was so hard to keep balance that she got tripped over easily. After considering Chung Por Por’s physical condition and living alone, we decided to buy her a light wheelchair so that she can handle it more easily by herself. During our two visits, we could feel Chung Por Por’s helplessness and loneliness. We do hope with the help of the wheelchair. Chung Por Por can regain confidence by joining some community activities to make friends.
Help Actually offered a free check to a burnt victim
On February 24, 2011, Ms Wu who got burns in an accident received a free check with the help of Help Actually. Besides, we also provided assistance necessary. Our volunteers helped her to regain faith of life. Ms Wu had an accident when she played fireworks at 10 years old, in which her left hand and feet got burned. Back then she didn’t get a proper treatment so that her burns now are itchy from time to time and skin color around the affected areas has changed. After the accident, Ms Fu turned into an introvert and is now afraid of talking to the others because of a lack of confidence. We tried our best to help Ms Wu learn more about how to do a proper care and, most importantly, many people care for her and regain confidence to life.
Help Actually Visit Chung Por Por and give her a Power Wheelchair
On Feb 18, 2011, Help actually paid a visit to Chung Por Por who broke her leg in an accident. We learned more about how the accident happened and explained to her in what way she could claim his rights. After the visit, Help Actually volunteers followed up Chung Por Por’s case and provided her with a power wheelchair. Chung Por Por lives alone. She broke her left leg in a car accident in 2004, however a lack of awareness to claim her rights at that time led to Chung Por Por just missed the claim deadline. In 2009, she got a back injury in another accident. Although she is among social security group, related departments didn’t agree that a power wheelchair was a necessity to her so they didn’t provide one to Chung Por Por. The two accidents made her to suffer both physically and psychologically. Aside from movement difficulties, she also lost the confidence in communicating with others, causing her to be almost isolated from the outside world. In view of this, Help Actually bought Chung Por Por a power wheelchair on March 22, 2011, hoping to solve her problem in disability and providing her with more chances to join community activities which will allow her to make more friends. By doing so, we do hope that Chung Por Por’s life will be full of joy and love again.