Hui Yi meets her idol Siti
KUALA LUMPUR: It was an emotional meeting at the National Heart Institute (IJN) between heart-transplant girl Tee Hui Yi and pop queen Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.The teenager was so happy that she was speechless when she came face-to-face with her idol, who was teary-eyed and touched by the courage, strong spirit and determination showed by the 14-year-old patient.
The girl, accompanied by parents Tee Ah Soon and Dina Bato Sam Bua, was initially shy and hid behind her mother.
Hui Yi only learned about the exciting news of meeting Siti early yesterday morning.
“Have you had your breakfast?” asked Siti, to break the ice.
Hui Yi merely giggled and nodded her head in reply.
After both warmed up to each other, Malaysia’s most famous celebrity invited Hui Yi to attend her concert when she is fully recovered.
The young fan, who was wearing a mask, quickly wrote down her contact number and passed it to the artiste, adding: “I hope you will continue singing.”
The two then took photographs together and gave each other a warm hug before Siti left the ward after their 10-minute meeting.
“I am praying for your speedy recovery and I hope to see you at my concert very soon,” she told Hui Yi.
Siti, who was accompanied by MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy and his wife, Datin Seri Ann Chan, presented the girl with an autographed copy of her latest album Pastikan before she left.
The Chans gave the teenager a stalk of purple orchid, a basket of fruits and a handbook on qi gong.
Outside the ward, Siti told reporters that she had wanted to meet Hui Yi after learning of the girl’s wish to see her.
She said Chan had called her husband, Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, on Monday night to make the arrangements for the visit.
“I am happy to see Hui Yi making good progress. She is a very cheerful and strong girl,” added Siti, urging the public to pledge their organs for donations after their deaths.
“Do not hesitate as it could bring a new life for those in need,” she said.
Chan was also happy to learn about Hui Yi’s good progress, adding: “We hope to see her full recovery and be back to her normal life soon.”
Hui Yi had received a heart from a 15-year-old boy diagnosed to be brain dead on Oct 4 but soon after the operation her body started rejecting the new heart.
The next day, she got the heart of a 20-year-old mechanic who was declared brain dead after a road accident in Johor Baru.
Hui Yi is due to be discharged from the IJN in two weeks.
source: the star online