March 2018 – A total of RM 28,272.00 was presented to Rachel Siew Suet Li at the Lions’ 59th Anniversary Celebration Dinner held last March at the Royal Lake Club Kuala Lumpur. The event, hosted by the Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur marked the finale to the Lions Charity Raffle Draw, which went on for the past three months.
Having obtained the approval from the Ministry of Finance last October 2017, the Lions raise funds for community service projects and the Kuala Lumpur Lions Renal Centre in Batu Complex, Jalan Ipoh as well as support the Rachel Siew Suet Li Trust Fund.
44 Lions Clubs, from Penang to Johor, 5 in Sabah as well as The Make It Right Movement (MIRM), powered by Brickfields Asia College helped with the sales of the Charity Raffle Draw.
Rachel Siew, 28, was born with Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS IVA) (also known as Morquio Syndrome), a rare degenerative condition that affects her physically but not intellectually. In 2015, a drug called VIMIZIM, an intravenous enzyme replacement therapy was made available in Malaysia. This drug would have given Rachel the independence she had long yearned for. However, the answer to her prayers was costly. Treatment for this condition is in access of RM1.6 million per annum which she would have to undergo for the rest of her life. Despite her struggles, Rachel always finds a way to help herself as well as to inspire others in need,
The Make It Right Movement wishes to recognize and thank all everyone who have purchased a raffle ticket. Your generous contribution have gone a long way in helping those who need it the most.