Chinese federation president donates breathing machine to 11yo Kennard Lai afflicted with cerebral palsy

Kennard Lai using the CPAP machine to breathe.

MIRI, April 28: Federation of Chinese Associations Sarawak president Datuk Richard Wee and his wife Datin Donna Dury-Wee have donated a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to 11-year-old Kennard Lai Yu Kang to help improve his breathing issues as he suffers from severe cerebral palsy.

The CPAP machine was donated by Wee and his wife after they found out about Lai’s case and his condition recently.

Lai was born preterm and suffered complications during the neonatal period, being diagnosed with meningitis and causing him to have cerebral palsy.

Wee’s representative, Nancy Nais (left) presenting the CPAP machine this morning to Jason and Kennard Lai at their home.

The machine was flown in from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching and then Miri today (Friday).

The machine was handed over to Lai’s father Jason this morning at their house on Jalan Hoya, Faradale garden by Wee’s representative, Nancy Nais.

Lai’s parents said they were overwhelmed with how much everybody has helped them and their son.

They both thanked their son’s generous sponsor for showing kindness and compassion.

“My son is unable to eat, talk or move, so he feeds on soft food and milk through a feeding tube,” said Jason, who is currently working as a Grab driver, while his wife, Tan Chen Ai, is a nurse. — DayakDaily