Man takes cancer patient who blacked out while driving to clinic, gets praise from MP Tin Pei Ling

MP Tin Pei Ling (left) with Mr Alvin Ho, who brought the elderly man to a clinic after learning that he felt unwell.
MP Tin Pei Ling (left) with Mr Alvin Ho, who brought the elderly man to a clinic after learning that he felt unwell. PHOTO: TIN PEI LING/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man has drawn praise after he went the extra mile to take a 65-year-old cancer patient to the clinic, despite the latter having hit his car in an accident.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 7), Member of Parliament for MacPherson Tin Pei Ling recounted how Mr Alvin Ho - an entrepreneur in the fitness industry - performed the good deed.

Mr Ho had been driving to work when his car was hit by another car.

When the car's driver, an elderly man, got out to apologise, Mr Ho learnt that he was suffering from stage four cancer and was on his way to see the doctor as he was feeling unwell.

"Turned out the car that knocked his was driven by a 65-year-old uncle who unexpectedly blacked out momentarily at the wheel," wrote Ms Tin.

Mr Ho then offered to take the man to the clinic, so that he could receive treatment quickly.

As he was leaving the clinic, he decided to stick around to ensure the man managed to see the doctor and was fine, given his condition.

Mr Ho guided the elderly man through the process and gave him moral support.

 

Ms Tin commended his actions, saying that he could have just left after the accident since it was not his fault, or after taking him to the clinic.

"But he didn't. He made sure uncle was looked after all the way until he got home," she added

The post has so far drawn over 1,400 reactions and about a hundred shares.

Facebook users have praised his actions, such as user Esther Leong who commented:"Well done Alvin. Not many people can do what you did."