Yakeb To Send Kenneth's Blood Sample To South Korea In Two Weeks

The National Athletes Welfare Foundation (YAKEB) chairman Datuk Noorul Ariffin Abdul Majeed
10/12/2023 12:32 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) -- The National Athletes Welfare Foundation (YAKEB) is set to send the blood sample of former national squash player Kenneth Low to a health research centre in South Korea in the next two weeks.

YAKEB chairman Datuk Noorul Ariffin Abdul Majeed said its main objective in offering a hand is to identify whether Kenneth suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic nerve disease, or something else.

He said YAKEB decided on this as there was no health research centre in the country capable of carrying out more specific research on Kenneth's illness.

"Initially, we suspected it was MS, but we want to have a comprehensive check-up so that they (the Korean research centre) can give us a correct diagnosis.

“So, early next year, we expect to get the diagnosis of his current condition. For us, we will always monitor his condition and help him in any way we can,” he said when met here.

Meanwhile, he said that Kenneth's condition had also improved as he could talk and walk after receiving treatment at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital for two months.

Yesterday, YAKEB received a donation of RM5,000 from corporate figure Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din to cover the cost of Kenneth's treatment.

Previously, it was reported that Kenneth, who was once ranked fourth in Asia and 38th in the world, is working as a cleaner and suffering from health problems.

He is believed to have suffered a stroke that caused problems with coordination and motor skills, cognitive disability and short-term memory impairment, besides not having the money to carry out health tests.