About Campaignends 30 Apr 2017, 11:59 PM
Every day, 4 people in Singapore have their legs amputated due to diabetes complications. And because diabetes is a leading cause of kidney failure, more than 200 NKF patients have had part of their legs amputated.
One of these NKF patients facing such difficulties is Mdm Bibi.
She tells us that she comes home tired and weak from her thrice weekly dialysis sessions. But even when she arrives home, rest eludes her because one thing still stands in her way: the couple of steps into her home.
'I think I have fallen almost 7 or 8 times in my own home'.
With the stairs being the only way to get into the entrance of the house, Mdm Bibi relies on at least two of her sons or her caregiver to be able to lift her and get her into her home.
Ramps at the entrance, toilet and even the slightest step between rooms have not been installed. Getting around her own house is an obstacle maze that Mdm Bibi has had to navigate through every day.
Her story is one of the many that has motivated NKF's new home improvement programme, 'Ramp Up Your Life!'. We hope to be able to carry out basic home improvements to make the living conditions of these needy, elderly, and physically-challenged NKF patients a little easier.
So do lend us your support in helping our patients lead better lives!
About the Charity
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 5,000 kidney failure patients, about two-thirds of the national kidney failure patient population. Our patients are of the lower income group. Treating a patient costs over $2,000 a month, however, the treatment our patients receive is highly subsidised, with 74% paying $50 or less a month out-of-pocket.
NKF remains committed to journeying with our patients every step of the way in their treatment and rehabilitative care, advocating kidney health to prevent kidney failure and making a difference in the renal landscape to benefit the community.
Partner us in giving Life & Hope to our patients now!
All donations received through Giving.sg will be channelled to NKF General Fund, which will be used to provide subsidised dialysis treatment and holistic care for our patients.
To view our financial statements, please visit our corporate website at https://nkfs.org/about-us/annual-reports/