Man With Spine Tumour Requests Birthday Cake For Disabled Mother Instead Of Financial Aid

Source: LIM LIP ENG/Twitter

With endless lockdowns resulting in economic hardship, many have lost their source of income due to the pandemic which has rallied Malaysians to help those in need.

Recently, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng took to his Twitter to share the story of a man who asked him for a birthday cake for his mother who happens to be a person with disabilities (PwD) instead of financial or essential aid.

Earlier this year, Shin was diagnosed with a spine tumour which resulted in him depending on crutches since part of his muscles shrunk.

Before MCO, Shin and his elder brother worked to support their small family but it came to an end when Shin fell ill and MCO was implemented again.

Source: LIM LIP ENG/Twitter

“He wanted to do something for his mother, but he couldn’t afford it due to his situation.

“That’s why he requested help,” said Lim.

Lim ordered a birthday cake for Shin and his family to celebrate their mother’s special day.

Source: LIM LIP ENG/Twitter

“We’ve been living in confinement for almost a month and it’s sad that not everyone can find pockets of happiness during this trying time.

“I hope my small gift helps,” Lim tweeted.