Four-year-old girl falls from 4th-storey flat, crowdfunding for her medical bill

(PHOTOS: Bata Ni Susan/Facebook)

Close to $4,000 has been raised so far from a crowdfunding campaign for a four-year-old girl who fell four storeys from a flat in Tampines last Friday evening (6 April).

The campaign, which was set up by an Aaron Isidro on YouCaring.com to cover the girl’s medical expenses, has been shared 7,000 times on Facebook as of 6.30pm on Wednesday.

A total of $3,786 of the goal amount of $20,000 has been raised so far.

According to a description of the campaign, the girl was visiting her mother in Singapore, where she is currently working, when the incident occurred.

“She fell from their unit’s window after opening it herself and fell on the ground with her upper back receiving the most impact,” it said. “As per her doctors, she has fractured her arm and lumbar spine, and has internal haemorrhage in her liver and lungs. She is still scheduled for several medical procedures and tests, one of which is MRI.”

It added that the family has been asked to pay a downpayment of $7,000 as of Monday while the total medical bill is “still accumulating”.

Facebook user Bata Ni Susan shared photos and updates on the condition of the 4-year-old girl, whom she identified as Sachi Santelices, on Tuesday.

In her post, she wrote that the girl, who is currently at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, had “miraculously survived” the fall with “no head trauma”.

“She also currently suffers a broken shoulder, though she is lucid, can move her arms and feet but however can’t sit due to her injuries,” she added.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told Yahoo News Singapore that it had received a call of assistance at 9.15pm at Blk 836, Tampines Street last Friday.

A four-year-old child was conveyed to Changi General Hospital and the hospital was alerted on standby, it added.

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