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16 Oct 2012

Monday, 15 June 2009

Please Help Baby Kai Xin

This morning, my colleague passed me today's copy of Sin Chew Jit Poh. On the front page of Metro Edition section featured my friends', Eric Loke and Lee Huey Jing, plight of their baby girl Loke Kai Xin. The following are the scanned copies of the article (please click to expand the copy):

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I've a copy of the original email which I've summarised together (in English) with the latest update that I've gotten from Eric this morning.

Their daughter Loke Kai Xin was diagnosed with biliary atresia at 3 months old and a Kasai procedure was done in February then. Unfortunately, the procedure did not cure her condition and was advised liver transplant as her last and only option.

Due to her weight, she was advised by University of Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC) to seek medical help from Singapore. After the first round of pre-assessment at National University Hospital S’pore (NUH), Eric's liver artery is too short and narrow if the surgeon cut out the left lobe of the liver. Although there is no risk for Eric but it will lead to future complication and the result will not be good for Kai Xin. Huey Jing went thru all major pre-assessment and found to be a favourable donor prior to the rest of the assessments to be done at a later date.

At the moment, Kai Xin's current weight is 7.2 kg inclusive of water in her tummy and they need to get Kai Xin to gain her weight to 8kg before the liver transplant team can arrange the date to have the transplant done. Kai Xin is staying in UMSC as they need to use a feeding pump to feed her gradually during the night (less milk volume but increased feeding frequency) plus maintaining her health level to be as good as possible.

The total cost including post-operations and follow up expected to be at the region of RM500k (liver transplant and pre-assessment SGD200k, post ops, follow ups etc) or more due to her age. This amount is just too high for them to bear in full moreover they've spent more than RM50k up till now for Kai Xin's medical expenses; therefore they are appealing for help. As of last week, the figure had barely touched 10% of the amount needed. Hopefully with their plight highlighted in Sin Chew Jit Poh, the desired amount can be met.

A fund has been set-up for Kai Xin with following bank account details. For those who are keen, kindly deposit your donations (cash or cheque) in favour of:

Name: Loke Kai Xin
Maybank Berhad A/C No.: 1-14013-213313

Note: If you're using Maybank2U/ATM, you'll see Lee Huey Jing displayed instead.

May the compassion of Lord Buddha cure all illnesses that is afflicting Loke Kai Xin, and may she has a speedy recovery, long and healthy life!


Unknown said...

She's a tough baby and very adorable.

vock said...

I can't bank in using Maybank 2u. saying Account not authorised.

Unknown said...

long lost friend.. pray hard for the baby well being-choyaw

Kimmy said...

Hi.. You've got their contact number?
I've posted in

Babe_KL said...

yes Mei Leng. it pains me to see her suffer at such young age

Vanessa, apparently there was a problem that day as too many transfers were made until the account jammed up. the problem been fixed. thanks so much.

thanks lim

thanks kimmy. you can check the development on their official blog

Unknown said...

not sure is the 'do u have the contact number' question directed to me.. but i think both parent not in the mood to trace a long lost friend.. i already do my part and help spread the news around..god bless evrything will be fine!

Babe_KL said...

lim, send them a mail via and do disclose your full name

Mark David said...

I agree at least pray for this baby. Not sure is the 'do u have the contact numbe and Please forward this email to whom you think might be able to help. Even the smallest amount of donation will help great help to them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Unknown said...

Please go to for the latest updates of the Lokes.

Babe_KL said...

Thanks onno

Yes Mei Leng, I'm aware of that but no time until earlier today that I made a button to put on my blog