A Gift of Love

Ms Chua Bee Leng, 48, never thought she would be free from the pain of dialysis and illness. For more than 10 years, she suffered from many side effects of dialysis. She had blocked blood vessels and had to undergo several operations to create a fistula in her arms, legs, neck and thigh for blood to enter and leave her body during dialysis. She also suffered serious infections and was in a lot of pain.

Chai Lai Triggered to Donate His Kidney
It was during the last hospitalisation when Bee Leng’s boyfriend, Mr Ng Chai Lai, 48, decided to donate his kidney to her. He said, “Bee Leng’s hospitalisations became more and more frequent. The doctor said that without a transplant, she would have to undergo dialysis for the rest of her life. These words triggered me to start considering donating a kidney to her.”

The transplant has made a great difference to Bee Leng’s life. She is transformed from a person who was sickly and frequently hospitalised to someone who is healthy and can enjoy life to the fullest.

Chai Lai
Bee Leng was Ecstatic About Receiving a New Lease of Life
Bee Leng was profoundly touched when Chai Lai told her that he would be her kidney donor. She said, “I was ecstatic. The last 10 years had been so difficult and painful for me and a new kidney would give me a new lease of life.” For almost five years after starting dialysis, Bee Leng was unable to work because of the frequent infections and hospitalisations. She also felt tired easily. The possibility of receiving a new kidney gave her a glimmer of hope that she can lead a normal life in the future.

He made a noble sacrifice and I am forever indebted and grateful. Life is no longer the same now.

Bee Leng
A Better Life Together
The transplant was very impactful for Bee Leng. Her quality of life has improved greatly since. She is now able to work and even engage in exercises such as slow jogging and brisk walking. Like Chai Lai, she is also careful to follow a healthy diet. Chai Lai said being a donor has not affected his health at all. The couple, who plans to get married within the next two years, enjoys taking Bee Leng’s pet dogs for walks and spends time watching television together when they are not working.
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