Desperate kidney patient thrown another lifeline by Post readers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 September, 2007, 12:00am

The South China Morning Post had received HK$136,800 in donations for kidney patient Sun Wenjuan by yesterday.

The money will be used to pay for Ms Sun's dialysis and hepatitis treatment, which cost about 7,000 yuan a month.

It is the second time that donations by Post readers are helping to save her life. Readers' contributions four years ago gave the rural migrant worker from Hebei province a chance to live after two failed kidney transplants. 'People send their love to me even though they are so far away,' Ms Sun, 24, said. 'I will stay tough and be optimistic.'

Donors can send cheques - made out to South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd - to the Editorial Department, South China Morning Post, 16/F, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay. Cheques should be marked 'Donation to Sun Wenjuan' on the back.

Donors should give their names and addresses so receipts can be issued. Those who wish to remain anonymous should indicate they do not want their names to be published. For inquiries, call our editorial customer service manager on 2250 3186.