Friday, October 05, 2007

Just News: This Heart of Mine

This 1945 song sang by Judy Garland in the movie Ziegfeld Follies had a wonderful lyrics at the end.
As long as life endures it's yours, this heart of mine
This heart of mine, this heart of mine
"If my son was buried with his organs, he will not be able to contribute to others. This is his last contribution", said the father of a 15 year old boy who died at the Ipoh Hospital from a traffic accident. His heart was donated and transplanted to 14-year old mechanical heart girl Tee Hui Yi at the Kuala Lumpur IJN on Wednesday.

Tee Hui Yi had to undergo a second heart transplant early Friday morning today, after her body rejected the one from the 15 year old Setiawan boy. The second heart came from a 39-year old man suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (lung failure). She is still in critical condition.

Give a heart and pray for her recovery.

While all this going-ons at IJN, the founder himself, Tun Dr Mahathir is recovering well after his "second by-pass" operation to clear infection within weeks after an earlier second by-pass operation. By doing it here in Malaysia, he is acknowledging the ability of Malaysians in the field of medicine.

It takes courage to undergo an operation at the late age of 82. Courage is usually driven by a purpose. For the latest and most reliable information on his condition, read RantingsByMM and IJN Press Release, usually reproduced by BigDogDotCom. So, don't listen to rumours!

Although no prayers were offered by the UMNO Head Office, Tun received massive outpouring of well wishers and prayers from appreciative people here and abroad. Source told recently, the Masjid Nabawi in Medina made a special prayers for our beloved Tun. Even when Tun Ghaffar died last year, UMNO organised no special prayers for him. I was glad to attend one by a group with a heart. Yet, a much different reception was given for the late Dato Kailan and Datin Seri Hendon. Is this how UMNO appreciate their past leaders?

From one heart the concern of many and those many with no heart, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar was all hearts. Al Bukhary Foundation had its RM2.2 million Albukhary Dialysis Centre at Alor Setar launched yesterday by Dato Najib. The centre offers free treatment to the poor irrespective of race or religion.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, who was present at the ceremony, was reported by The Star about kidney patient situation in the country. There are 14,000 kidney patients in the country and 2,500 undergoing dialysis treatment. The number of kidney patients is expected to increase to 20,000 by 2010.

It's the willingness to share God's gift with others that remove ill thoughts and envy towards the rich. With a heart like yours, may you continue to prosper and grow, Tan Sri.

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