In a testament to the boundless love between humans and their animal companions, a Malaysian woman has made an agonizing decision to part with her cherished Coldplay concert ticket to cover her beloved cat's mounting medical bills. Oyen, a feline companion diagnosed with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), has been hospitalized at the UPM veterinary clinic, while his devoted owner faces the heart-wrenching reality that his condition is rapidly deteriorating. With a heavy heart, Siti Maizura Binti Shahri initiated a crowdfunding campaign on Kitafund to rally support from the community, desperately needing funds that could save her furry friend's life.
Oyen, a playful and affectionate companion, has been a source of joy and comfort to Siti since he was first adopted. However, the sudden onset of FLUTD has turned their world upside down. Recognizing the severity of the situation, Siti sought immediate veterinary care, only to discover the exorbitant cost of his treatment. Unable to afford the expenses on her own, she found herself facing an impossible choice: attend the concert she had eagerly anticipated or prioritize her beloved cat's wellbeing.
Driven by her deep love and unwavering commitment to Oyen, she made the heartbreaking decision to sell her Coldplay ticket. The concert, which held great significance to her, paled in comparison to the life of her feline friend. With a heavy heart, she turned to Twitter, sharing her story and desperately seeking a buyer who could alleviate her financial burden while ensuring Oyen's continued care.
Hi guys, saya nak letgo Coldplay tix CAT 7 (Section 305, Row S) dua seat sebelah menyebelah at original price RM480.— gojo (@mai_shahril) May 28, 2023
Reason jual: Nak fast cash for my cat medical bill. #ColdplayinMY #ColdplayinKL #ColdplayinMalaysia
The response from the community was overwhelming. Moved by her selflessness and the depth of her love for Oyen, people rallied around her cause. Messages of support and offers to purchase the ticket poured in, reminding her that she was not alone in her struggle. Finally, a compassionate buyer emerged, understanding the gravity of the situation and willing to help her navigate through this heart-wrenching ordeal.
Full quotation for Oyen. Belanja sikit video oyen pic.twitter.com/JXCtlQJphw— gojo (@mai_shahril) May 28, 2023
However, even with the Coldplay ticket sold, the financial burden of Oyen's medical bills remains significant. Determined to exhaust every avenue for her cat's recovery, Siti established the KitaFund, an online crowdfunding campaign designed to raise funds for Oyen's treatment. With every update she shares on social media, she highlights Oyen's worsening condition, the emotional toll it takes on her, and the dire need for financial support.
Saya enclose lab report and invoice deposit dari vet for reference. Oyen masih tak boleh kencing sendiri lagi, terpaksa flushing. Total cost around 2.5~2.9k untuk 7 hari diward. pic.twitter.com/oRoJWC52sq— gojo (@mai_shahril) May 26, 2023
As the days go by, Oyen's condition continues to worsen, leaving his devoted owner desperate for a miracle. The mounting medical bills, which currently hover around RM3000, weigh heavily on her shoulders. Yet, through her anguish, she remains resolute, cherishing every moment spent with Oyen and refusing to give up on his recovery.
Doctor call update yang suhu oyen rendah, pernafasan laju dari biasa— gojo (@mai_shahril) May 28, 2023
If Oyen's heartbreaking story has moved you, you have the opportunity to make a difference. To support Siti Maizura's Kitafund or make a direct donation to her bank account, please find her banking details provided below:
We hold onto hope for Oyen's swift recovery and reunion with his devoted owner.
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