Remember this story recently that appeared in the Star of 24 March?
Acid attack victim overcomes odds to score 9As in SPM
By WINNIE YEOH
GEORGE TOWN: Despite facing difficulty in sitting for her examination last year, acid attack victim Tan Hui Linn
overcame the odds to score 9As and 1B in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
The 19-year-old SMK Convent Datuk Keramat student, who experienced blurred vision at that time, expressed surprise
at her results......
On Oct 24, 2009, Hui Linn and her mother Chong Swee Lin, 50, were asleep in their home at Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe
Lim when they were splashed with acid.
Chong, who was badly burnt, died about 10 hours later. Hui Linn sustained 60% burns on her face and upper torso. She had to undergo several operations to restore her sight.
Well, the Lions Club is now doing something to assist this admirably, determined girl by way of raising funds to assist her in her pursuit of further education. Read further below the Letter of Appeal that is self-explanatory.
Charity donation to help acid attack victim Tan Hui Linn
To whom it may concern
Warmest greetings from Lions Club of Subang Jaya.
We write to appeal for your kind donation to help acid attack victim Ms Tan Hui Linn, for her continuing education, welfare and to lead a more normal life. Hui Linn is an unfortunate but intelligence, determine, perseverance, kind and forgiving young girl. We understand there is no way she can regain her ambitious and joyful past when she was active, did well in sports and excel in her studies, with many friends and living her life to the fullest every day.
As well covered in various newspapers, on 24th October 2009, Hui Linn and her mother were asleep in their home when they were splashed with acid by her father. Her mother died about 10 hours later. She suffered 60% burn on her face and her upper torso on the year that she supposed to take her SPM examination. She was forced to skip her SPM examination, as at that point, she was still warded in Intensive Care Unit and was told that she might be permanently blind. The following year, with little sight from the only one problematic eye, she persevered and studied very hard. She managed to obtain excellent results with 9A's (6 A+) and 1 B for her SPM examination despite her condition.
She has forgiven her father and he had apologized to her when she visited him in the prison.
Grace, our outstanding Leo (a Lions Program in secondary school), who is now a lecturer in Sunway University, has initiated and have contacted Hui Linn after knowing that she have interest to study accountancy. Our Grace manages to get her scholarship from Sunway University which covers tuition fees, examination fees and hostel accommodation. She still needs daily living allowances and medications,for a duration of 4 years. (Normally, students would graduate after 3 years, however, due to her eyesight condition, we would expect her to take lesser paper each semester to avoid over straining her only eye).
We appeal for public to assist her to enable her to obtain good education and enable her to stand on her own feet, live and serve the society.
Please show you care by donating to the special Malayan Banking Berhad account “Lions Club of Subang Jaya (Tan Hui Linn)”, Account No: 5122 2221 7567
( This donation drive ends on 1st July 2011)
Or send your donation to
The Project Organising Chairperson,
Lion Andy Lim Cheng Wah,
Lions Club Of Subang Jaya
12A, Jalan USJ 17/7A, 47600 UEP Subang Jaya.
(Tel: 013-210 2080, Fax: 03-8024 2345, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We would appreciate if you do not mind to let us know your contacts (name, address ,Mobile nos, email address etc, Donation Form attached) for records and thank you. This is also the wish of Hui Linn. Receipt will be sent to you.
Lion Dato Ir. Neo Say Yeow
President, Lions Club of Subang Jaya
Purpose : Donation for Acid Attack Victim Tan Hui Linn
Duration till : 1st July 2011
I confirm my donation as follow:
Name :_________________________________________________ ____
Address :_________________________________________________ ____
Contact. H/P No. _______________________ Fax No __________________
Amount : RM _______________________________________________
Cheque no :_________________________________________________ ___
(Crossed & payable to " Lions Club of Subang Jaya (Tan Hui Linn) "
For Direct Bank-in/Internet Transfer: Name as above, A/c No. 5122 2221 7567, Malayan Banking Berhad. (Appreciate if you can forward the banking details to address below)
Signature: _________________ Date: _____________________
Please sent donation and / or further enquiries to:-
Lion Andy Lim Cheng Wah (Project Organising Chairperson)
Lions Club of Subang Jaya
12A, Jalan USJ 17/7A, 47600, UEP Subang Jaya.
Tel: 013-210 2080 Fax: 03-8024 2345
Closing Date : 1st July 2011
We hope the forumers of usj.com.my will once again rise to the occasion and give Hui Linn a helping hand through the Lions Club of Subang Jaya. Thanks for your attention.