The center requires significant funding each year to run the services and depends on donations
A former homeless man who resides in Church-run Assisi Hospice in Singapore. (Photo: Assisi Hospice Singapore)
Mdm Leong Foong Meng was only 10-year-old when her Malaysian mother moved to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur to escape domestic violence. In the city-state, her mother started working as a production line worker in a garment factory.
Leong, the eldest of her siblings, dropped out from secondary school to support her mother and joined a garment factory where she became a seamstress. She also made colorful dresses for herself and her younger brother and sister. The family had a happy life and would visit their relatives in Malaysia occasionally.However, a road accident at the age of 40, threw her life out of gear. Her legs became paralyzed and she was no longer able to walk without the help of others.
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