2-Year-Old Refugee In Malaysia Urgently Needs Donations For Liver Transplant

The doctor gives Abdi only six months to live without the transplant.

Cover image via PichaEats

Abdi is a two-year-old boy living in Malaysia who is in dire need of a liver transplant

Abdi is a two-year-old from Somalia who needs a liver transplant.

Image via PichaEats

Two weeks ago, PichaEats, previously known as The Picha Project, got into contact with Abdi's father who wanted to work as a chef for the social enterprise.

The organisation, which helps refugees in Malaysia start a new life, offers catering services by chefs who cook their homeland food for corporate or private events.

Abdi's family had fled to Malaysia from Somalia in 2018.

When the Picha team visited the Somalian family for a food tasting session, they discovered that the toddler urgently needed a liver transplant but is unable to because he is not Malaysian

"Abdi is currently only depending on monthly medication and his condition restricts him from breathing normally," PichaEats co-founder Suzanne Ling wrote.

The doctor gives Abdi only six months to live without the transplant.

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Feeling helpless, Ling contacted Dr Hartini who helped to find a doctor who can perform the surgery. However, she said that Abdi would need RM300,000 for medical fees.

Dr Hartini, who believes that every child deserves to have an equal chance in life, is currently leading the fundraiser under Yayasan Chow Kit. 

I am asking for your help to help this boy. He's not my child, but he is a child and he deserves a chance to live.
Suzanne Ling, co-founder of PichaEats

Every cent counts. You can help by donating here.

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