Grandma, aged 84, lives with her three children. Two of them are mentally disabled. One day, she was rushed to the hospital as she was severely injured after a fall at home. Since she was too old for surgery, the doctor opined that she only had 1 or 2 days left to live. The doctor also advised the family to sign the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order to end her suffering.
The church volunteers from Basel Christian Church of Malaysia (BCCM) Sapong headed to the hospital immediately after they received a call from one of her family member asking for help. At the hospital, they comforted the family and prayed for Grandma. Just when everyone thought that Grandma was about to meet her end, she miraculously managed to pull through. After a close encounter with death, Grandma was able to live on tube feeding. She was conscious but could barely utter a word as she was too weak. Manna Food Bag came at the right time, providing her with milk powder and adult diapers. The volunteers could never forget how Grandma, in her feeble voice, tried her best to say “thank you” when receiving the Manna Food Bag. After a few months of recuperation, Grandma gradually regained her strength. She was able to talk and laugh and no longer need the feeding tube. As for her two mentally disabled children who used to be shy when meeting strangers, they are now willing to come out from the room when the volunteers drop by. The volunteers are deeply moved as they understand that this is the way they express their gratitude.