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Volunteer Teo Hock Lin (back row, 2nd right) coordinated the Deepavali celebration for Sivagami and her family as they were unable to make it to the celebration at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall.  [Photograph by Wong Mun Heng]

Sivagami has been bedridden for many years. Therefore, she was unable to participate in any of the Deepavali celebrations held at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. On this particular year, Tzu Chi volunteers decided to bring the celebration to her home. At the same time, they have invited two families that were also under the care of Tzu Chi to celebrate this auspicious occasion together.

Rumah Penyayang Tzu Chi Likas in Kota Kinabalu shoulders the mission of safeguarding lives and enabling the patients to have peace of mind during their treatment periods. [Photograph by Tse Ning Siong]

A simple yet grand opening ceremony of Rumah Penyayang Tzu Chi Likas, a mid-way home located in a shop-lot with an area of over 4,000 square metres, in Taman Kingfisher industrial park, Likas, was held on September 27, 2018. This historical moment was witnessed by officers from government sector, medical personnel, Tzu Chi volunteers, lodgers at the mid-way home and their family members.

Volunteers presented cash relief to the victims. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

A rainstorm in Jelebu blew off the rooftops of some residential and shop units; furniture and other stuffs in the units were dampened. Tzu Chi volunteers from Seremban visited the affected families to assess the situation and comfort the victims, before holding a cash relief distribution at a community hall.

Volunteers giving out relief cash to the Kampung Lingkudau Tengah fire victims. [Photograph by Tony Lai]

On the night of August 4, 2018, a massive fire broke out and destroyed 11 houses at Kampung Lingkudau Tengah, affecting 218 people from 39 households. Fortunately, no one was injured. Tzu Chi volunteers borrowed the space of a local mosque to give out relief cash to the fire victims. They were touched by the gesture and grateful for the help rendered.

Volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting (2nd right) and Granny Lim are not blood related. However, they have fostered a grandmother-granddaughter like relation that makes others envy of them. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Although Lim Yoke Mee (fondly referred to as Granny Lim) and Tzu Chi volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting are not related, their close relationship resembled the love and trust between a grand-daughter with her grandmother. Residents in the nursing home, where Granny Lim stays, were amazed and extremely touched by the close bond between them which is difficult to comprehension.

Lee Kah Chun (left) thanked the volunteers and medical professionals for giving him the courage to continue living. [Photograph by Woo Yoke Bee]

Life used to be vibrant for Lee Kah Chun, and he used to think that life is within his control. Now, at age 30, his disabling medical conditions had brought him to the brink of death a few times. He finally realized that he has no control over his life. But he is grateful to his father, Tzu Chi volunteers and TIMA members for their care for his medical and emotional needs, and for staying by his side as he faces the challenges ahead of him.

Kong Pui Choon thanked Ng Kim Poh (middle) and other volunteers for cleaning up their home and sending items like mattresses to improve their quality of life. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

The elderly Kong brothers lived in a terraced house filled with recyclables. When volunteers visited the home, they found out that the elder brother, Kong Pui Choon, who had a stroke, and the younger brother, Kong Ah Chye, who has a slight mental disability, were living in a poor environment. Volunteers not only took the brothers to seek medical treatment, but also repaired and reorganized their home.

Volunteer Ong Seng Yeow facilitated the Book Study Club at Simpang Renggam Prison, reading “Earth Treasury Sutra – Interpretation by Master Cheng Yen”. [Photograph provided by Simpang Renggam Prison]

Can a Book Study Club be successfully launched in a prison? Will the inmates read and understand the Sutra? Prior to starting the Study Club in the prison, a Tzu Chi volunteer from Kluang read up the scriptures and prepared an 11-session reading plan, to share the Sutra content with the inmates in an easy-to-comprehend way.

Fire victim, Koe He Chooi, donated the relief cash he received back to Tzu Chi to help those who are more in need. [Photograph by Cheong Siew Wai]

A merciless blaze destroyed three old shop-houses at Pengerang, and took away the lives of a senior couple, who ran an electrical appliance shop. Upon receipt of the news, Tzu Chi volunteers were mobilized to assess the situation and comfort the fire victims.

Tzu Chi Kuching held a joint celebration of Gawai Dayak and Eid al-Fitr on July 1, 2018. At the event, Tzu Chi volunteers led the children to perform sign language interpretation of the song, “We Are Family”. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

On July 1, 2018, Tzu Chi Kuching centre was merry with volunteers busily preparing for the Gawai Dayak celebration and Eid al-Fitr gathering, before welcoming the care recipients from 26 households.

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