MUAR: The body of Chiew Fong Neo was cremated at the Batu 13 Muar-Tangkak crematorium yesterday.
The 43-year-old mother of three was the saviour of four people who received her lungs, kidneys and liver following a hit-and-run accident on Sunday which claimed her life on Tuesday.
Chiew’s livers were transplanted into a 43-year-old woman identified as Sarojini, a victim of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis who underwent a 10-hour double lung transplant at the National Heart Institute.
Chiew’s kidneys were given to a 51-year-old man from Batu Pahat and an unidentified patient who both went through five-hour transplants at the Selayang and Kuala Lumpur hospitals respectively.
Another recipient was a 9-year-old girl who underwent a liver transplant at the Selayang Hospital.
It is learnt that Chiew’s heart valves and cornea, which were also donated, will be used for surgeries within the next few days.
Chiew, an electronics factory worker in Singapore, died at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar two days after her motorcycle was rammed from behind by a car in front of a 24-hour convenience store in Tangkak at 4pm.
She was rushed to Tangkak Hospital and later transfered to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital, where she died of severe head injuries on Wednesday.
Chiew’s husband, Len Liang Peng, 44, a fruit hawker in Singapore, and her elder sister, Fong Kiaw, said the family did what Chiew wanted, that is to donate her organs to give life to others.
They said Chiew liked to help others in need and was involved in many community and social works.
“We want to fulfil her wish of donating her organs to those in need. We pray for her soul to rest in peace,” Len said.
“We also hope the police could quickly arrest the person who caused her death.”
Chiew had returned to her home in Taman Wawasan Two, Tangkak Jaya about a month ago to arrange for the schooling of her three daughters, Len Wei Mean, 13, Wei Yee, 10, and Wei Ing, 5.
Len’s mother, Yap Geok Moi, 67, said she would take care of the children.[source: http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/13gya/Article/index_html]