In February 2011, V Chandran, 22, was a victim of a hit-and-run which left him with a spinal injury resulting in complete paralysis of the lower half of his body including both legs.
Only child and orphaned at a tender age of 15 with a father who passed away and and a mother who abandoned him, Chandran provided for himself by doing odd jobs.
Since the accident, Chandran has been treated at Penang General Hospital from time to time but was recently warded for the past 2 months.
The Welfare Department has provided Chandran with a wheel chair, bedding materials and an Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) card.
Unfortunately, he is yet to receive any financial assistance despite being peniless. It is assumed that he will begin to receive aid in December 2012 but no clarification has been given on a specific date.
Temporarily, Bethesda Home, a senior citizen home in Penang has volunteered to house Chandran but may not be able to sustain him for too long as his needs are beyond their means.
Donations can be made directly to Chandran’s Maybank account : Chandran A/L Veswanathan 1072-4609-4233
For futher information donors may contact P Murugiah
Mobile : 016-4449246
Email: [email protected]