Others whom S'poreans helped
GANGA AND JAMUNA SHRESTHA
Who: Nepalese twins Ganga and Jamuna were joined at the head when they were born in 2000. In 2001, they were separated by a team of doctors in Singapore in a 97-hour operation that attracted worldwide attention.
Amount donated: $660,000
Who: The Bintan boy, 6, had a tumour the size of an orange in his head, causing dizzy spells and bouts of nausea. He could not see, walk or speak. A group of Singapore volunteers and a doctor worked to remove the growth.
Amount donated: $30,958
MARK JAIRUS MENDOZA
Who: The Filipino toddler's parents did not have enough money for a liver transplant at a Hong Kong hospital in 2006 despite raising funds there and in the Philippines. A mystery Singaporean couple based in Hong Kong made a large donation to make the transplant possible.
Amount received: $52,300
Who: Thai teen Nitcharee, who had come here from Trang in Thailand for a holiday and to study English, fell on the train tracks at Ang Mo Kio MRT station in April 2011. A train pulling into the station at the time severed one of her legs. The other leg was so badly mangled it had to be amputated.
Amount received: $400,000