Focus on the Accidents and Support Services in Hong Kong

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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.