People we have helped
STF sponsored living expenses for woman suffering from end stage renal kidney failure and her aged spouse.
Mr Wang* and his wife are a childless couple who live in a 2-room rental flat in Singapore. They also rent a room in Malaysia because his wife receives free treatment there as she is a Malaysian. In 2012, Mrs Wang was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, which requires her to go through dialysis four times a day. Mr Wang tried seeking help from his siblings but to no avail. Due to Mrs Wang’s condition, her mobility is severely restricted, hence Mr Wang has to attend to her on a full-time basis. With their savings depleted, they tried to approach various agencies for assistance. However, due to the steep medical expenses, the help rendered is still insufficient. It was at this juncture that Mr Wang turned to STF for help.
STF helped odd job worker currently seeking medical treatment with transportation expenses
Mr Chan* suffered from a bad fall in January 2014. Prior to that, he did odd jobs to make a living. Despite a 10 month hiatus from work (certified medical leave), he still experiences dizziness and chest tightness which he is still currently seeking treatment for at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Social Service Office@Kreta Ayer is helping him with his daily living expenses but the help is still insufficient for his transportation costs to seek medical treatment. STF stepped in.
STF sponsored specialty equipment for 5-year-old child suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1
For years, Mr and Mrs Tan* had spent most of their savings in seeking treatment for their young daughter, Jessica* who at 6-months-old, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. At 5-years-old, she needed equipment that will enable her to expel mucus from her airways. STF stepped in to finance its purchase.
STF sponsors stoma bags to cancer survivor who is the sole breadwinner of the family
Madam Mei* is a divorcee who works part time in a fast food chain restaurant. Her only living son is currently serving time in prison. Her daughter-in-law, a Vietnamese is not allowed to seek employment in Singapore because she only holds a Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP). Hence she is the sole breadwinner in the family. Madam Mei, a colorectal cancer survivor, requires stoma bags for her condition. She does not earn enough to pay for the stoma bags. She sought help from STF.
*names have been changed to protect the identity of STF-recipients.