We'll help: S'poreans respond to woman's plea for liver donors on social media
She didn't know who else to turn to, so she went online asking people to help her ailing husband.
And her request - for potential liver donors to step forward - struck a chord.
The result: More than 40 strangers offered to be a donor for former bartender Jason Mah, 34. He has liver cancer.
Wife Serene Koh, 27, told The New Paper over the phone yesterday (Nov 3): "I was so heartened to receive so many responses."
"Seeing so many brave people step forward to offer themselves to be a donor - despite them not knowing my husband - is something which I am so grateful for," she added.
He vomited blood one morning
The human resource executive had messaged TNP's Facebook page on Nov 1. She had also approached media outlets to help.
"As a wife, it is quite painful to see my husband go from being such a happy-go-lucky person to someone who has to suffer so through so much pain.
"That's why I want to do all I can to help him recover from this ordeal."
Since the Chinese newspaper reports came out, Ms Koh has been inundated with calls and messages offering her support.
The couple's nightmare came within a year of their marriage, when Mr Mah fell sick in December 2011.
Ms Koh recalled: "I was on my way to work one morning when I receive a call from my family members (saying) my husband had vomited blood."
He was sent to the hospital's Accident and Emergency department, where he was later diagnosed with both liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
She said: "My mind just went blank.
Before that, he used to be the one taking care of me, now I have to take the lead and take care of him."
Doctors told her that they should prepare for the worst if he did not receive a liver transplant within five years.
Though Mr Mah has been admitted to hospital again, she is still hoping for a miracle.
"I have to stay positive.
Right now, the number of people who are coming forward to volunteer has given me fresh hope that my husband has a chance to survive."
Read the full report in our print edition on Nov 5.
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Want to help?
If your blood type is B or O, please call Ms Serene Koh at 85881530