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‘Call me baby Fion Lee’

April 8, 2016
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‘Call me baby Fion Lee’

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The baby girl left by her single mum at a society-run orphanage in Bukit Tengah here has been named Fion Lee. She continues to attract visitors, including four friends who flew all the way from Johor to see her.

The four women – sales manager Helen Tong and housewives Vivian Cheok, Nimeesha Chong and Sophia Liew, all 32 – came straight to the Pertubuhan Penyayang Chi Yun Bukit Mertajam Pulau Pinang orphanage to visit the infant upon landing at the Penang International Airport yesterday.

“I was really attracted when I saw the baby’s photo on Facebook. I immediately suggested the visit to my friends. And they all agreed.

“We plan to stay in Penang for three days to visit tourist spots as well and make one more visit to the orphanage before flying home,” Tong said.

The four, who are from Kulai, also brought milk powder, canned food and drinks, rice and sugar.

A couple, who only wanted to be identified as Mr and Mrs Choy from Air Itam, brought some breast milk yesterday on behalf of a friend who could not personally come as she was in confinement.

Society chairman Datuk Michelle Khaw, 39, said she and her husband Lee Kaw Jhiut, 27, decided to name the baby Fion Lee and would hold a naming ceremony in a few days.

Khaw said the name just popped into her head and her husband agreed with the name.

The infant, who was born on March 17, was handed over to the society on March 23.

Her 23-year-old single mum told the society that she could not afford to keep her daughter after her boyfriend left when she was five months’ pregnant.

News about the baby went viral on the Internet after some well-wishers, who visited the orphanage, got to know about her case and posted it online.

More than 100 people made a beeline to see her, while also dropping off baby necessities such as milk powder, and even breast milk.

One woman, in her 30s, even breast-fed the baby while other women donated their breast milk which they put in storage bags.

Others came with daily necessities such as rice, canned food, bottled drinks, soya sauce, biscuits and even cash as a show of support for the orphanage, which looks after 29 other children, comprising 16 boys and 13 girls, aged between eight months and 17 years.-thestar

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