Kalipah has five children whom she supports with a very small allowance from her husband who is a labourer. They live in a ground floor of resettlement flat in Tudan Miri.
Kalipah's tragedy started with a small boil on her ankle. It became very infected and the wound slowly worsened.
After three operations because of complications she cannot walk properly now.
This is Kalipah whom I visited yesterday with Pastor Chan of Tudan Methodist Preaching Centre. There is a great possibility that one day she will lose her leg one day but she is a cheerful person. Her conditions has actually worsened from the very beginning because she moves too much as a mother who has to do all the cooking and looking after the children. All her children are of school going age and she still hobbles to the school to see her children once in a while. She also does not have a car and Pastor Chan Jin Mei is her "private taxi driver" and even "ambulance driver".
We are appealing for a wheel chair now. If you know of any organisation of person who would like to make a donation of a wheel chair please call Pastor Chan 0198872464 (Miri).