Condolences: Miracle heart transplant girl Hui Yi dies at 19

From The Star Online:

Our condolences to the family of Hui Yi.
Many of us have been following this BP girl’s news for years and it suddenly feel like a great loss to us.


PETALING JAYA: Miracle heart transplant girl Tee Hui Yi, who survived two transplant surgeries, passed away Tuesday at the Batu Pahat hospital. She was 19.

Tee was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains around 10am, but doctors pronounced her dead half an hour after arrival.

Tee’s father, Ah Soon, 57, said doctors did not inform the family on her actual cause of death.

“She was fine but complained of body aches last night.

“She vomited several times (in the morning) before her body went weak and she stopped moving,” said Ah Soo, adding that he tried to resuscitate Tee but to no avail.

Tee stopped schooling after Year Four when her health deteriorated. She was supported by a mechanical heart while waiting for a heart transplant.

She underwent her first heart transplant at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 4, 2007, but her body rejected the organ.

Hui Yi then underwent a successful operation the next day. She was discharged from IJN on Dec 22 after spending 15 months in the hospital.

Tee’s body is currently placed at a Chinese funeral parlour along Jalan Fatimah here for prayers and the funeral will take place on Thursday.

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