Family decides to take marathon runner off life support

Family decides to take marathon runner off life support
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PETALING JAYA: Three days after a man was charged with reckless driving in an incident that left marathon runner Evelyn Ang in coma, her family has decided to take her off life support.

“The doctors told us that her body system is not functioning anymore.

“Eventually her heart will know that the (body) is not functioning,” a family member said in an interview here yesterday.

She added that doctors had told them that Ang would not last more than a few hours without the life support.

Ang, she said, had undergone 11 surgeries after suffering from a cranial fracture and bleeding in the brain from being hit by a car during the Klang City International Marathon in December.

“She also suffered two heart attacks in the last two days.

“All of us are trying to cope. We are all here. It is going to be a big loss, especially to our parents,” she said.

She described Ang as the anchor of the family, adding that the blogger was the one who usually stepped in to solve family pro­blems.

Ang also helped to take care of her sister Angel, who is epileptic and has Down Syndrome.

The family member also urged the Government to toughen laws for those involved in reckless driving.

Ang, 44, was among three people hit by a car at around 4.30am on Dec 10 last year in Jalan Kapar Batu 2 during a pace routine for the marathon.

On Tuesday, Teoh Thiam Lim, 27, pleaded not guilty in the Klang magistrate’s court to the charge of reckless and dangerous driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act.

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