KUCHING — Malaysia’s Queen, Tunku Azizah Maimunah Iskandariah, has expressed her wish to adopt a two-year-old girl born with excessive facial and upper body hair due to a condition known as Werewolf Syndrome, said the toddler’s father.
Mr Roland Jimbai, the father of Missclyen, who was born with thick hair on her face and body due to congenital generalised hypertrichosis (CGH) syndrome, expressed his gratitude to the Queen after reading a letter from Istana Negara.
“I was deeply moved after reading the letter because I never expected the Raja Permaisuri Agong to be willing to adopt my daughter with an open heart,” he said, using the Malay title for the Queen.
“This means our little Missclyen is a princess. And we will call her princess Missclyen,” he told News Sarawak Tribune.
In the letter from Istana Negara, dated Oct 10, Tunku Azizah expressed her intention to cover Missclyen’s education and medical expenses for treating CGH, or Werewolf Syndrome.
“I hope that this assistance will alleviate the burden on Missclyen’s father in providing care and raising her,” the letter conveyed.
Mr Roland, 49, who works at a welding workshop, said he received the letter from Sarawak’s Women, Children, and Community Wellbeing Minister, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah, on Sunday (Oct 31).
“I was surprised and did not expect Missclyen to capture the Raja Permaisuri Agong’s attention for adoption,” he said.
“I thank Tunku Azizah for her care and concern for my special child,” he told Malaysian daily Harian Metro.
His wife and Missclyen’s mother, Ms Theresa Guntin, had taken to Facebook on Wednesday to share the Queen’s letter.
“You (Missclyen) are very fortunate… hope everything will go smoothly,” she wrote on Facebook.