Cancer-Stricken Volunteer Aids Flood Victims in Dengkil

DENGKIL – In Dengkil, Selangor, a 42-year-old volunteer from a non-governmental organization (NGO), Pasah Ismail, has been steadfastly assisting flood victims despite battling cancer. Born in Miri, Sarawak, Pasah has become a significant support for those affected by floods in the area.

According to BERNAMA News Agency, Pasah Ismail, who has been living in Kampung Seri Tanjung, Dengkil for 30 years, has not let her intestinal cancer diagnosis deter her efforts. She actively participates in distributing food and necessities provided by NGOs to those impacted by flooding.

Pasah recounted that she pushes herself to help, especially during significant flooding events, despite her illness. Her involvement is driven by a sense of duty to utilize donations entrusted to her by individuals and organizations effectively.

A single mother of two, Pasah herself has experienced the challenges of being a flood victim. Her home has been inundated in the past, giving her a personal understanding of the hardships faced by those she helps. Volunteering provides her with a sense of purpose and helps alleviate the stress associated with her cancer treatment and follow-ups.

Zahana Sidek, 50, a flood victim taking refuge at the SMK Dengkil relief center, shared her own struggles. Her house in Kampung Chemperai incurs thousands of ringgit in losses annually due to floods. She explained that the frequent floods, exacerbated by continuous heavy rain in recent years, have caused significant damage to her property and depleted her savings.

Mohd Najwan Halimi, the Selangor Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship Committee chairman, visited the relief center, which currently shelters 221 flood victims. Zahana expressed hope that the state government would take action to alleviate the chronic flooding in her village.