Sponsorship for Mr. Wong to receive injection
Sponsor Activity: Sponsorship for Mr. Wong to receive injection
Fund Sponsored: $7,379 per dose (for three doses)
Mr. Wong, aged 61, lives with his wife and son on CSSA. He has lost working ability and was unemployed for 10 years while the wife worked as a clerk and the son worked as a technician, earning about $28,000 per month in total.
However, his wife has serious gambling habit and the family sold a flat in 2010 to repay her old debt, but his wife did not show any improvement on gambling habit and even withdrew Mr. Wong’s security money by using his EPS card without seeking consent from him. The family financial condition was poor and he would like to divorce and moved to new place with the son afterwards.
Mr. Wong has been suffering from traction detachment of retina, senile cataract and operations were done, but his eye condition was still unstable. He is recommended to receive three doses of Lucentis injection. He expressed to have a great financial difficulty for the medical expense. Neither the Hospital Authority nor the Social Welfare Department has financial assistance for this drug.
Luckily, with AJR’s help, he is sponsored to receive right eye intravitreal Lucentis injection for three doses.