‘She is a blessing from God’ — Father of child with werewolf syndrome cherishes King’s advice

A photomontage of the King and Queen visiting Missclyen during the ‘Kembara Kenali Borneo’ tour in Bintulu (left) and Missclyen and her mother, Theresa Guntin, during a selfie (right). Photo credit: TVS/Istana Negara's official Facebook Page/Kak Na's Facebook

BINTULU, Nov 3: “This child is a blessing from God, take very good care of her.”

This was the advice given by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to Roland Jimbai, whose child, Missclyen Roland, was recently adopted by the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, Bernama reported.

According to Roland, he brought his wife and the two-year-old Missclyen to see the King when the royal couple stopped at the grounds of Al-Falah Mosque, Kampung Penan Muslim Batu 10, Bintulu-Miri on Sept 10, in conjunction with the Kembara Kenali Borneo royal convoy.

He stated that they never expected to be able to have a brief meeting with the King due to the sea of people waiting to see him, but they did.

“The meeting was brief but I remember Al-Sultan Abdullah asking me to take good care of Missclyen, which I hold dear until today,” he said as quoted by the national news agency.

Roland also recounted his experience of how he and his family had been ridiculed because of Missclyen’s rare condition, with some even going so far as sauing that she is the child of an animal and the child of a ghost.

Missclyen was born with an excessive amount of hair on her face and body due to congenital generalised hypertrichosis syndrome (CGH), or also known as werewolf syndrome.

On Nov 1, through a post on social media, Missclyen’s mother Theresa Guntin announced that she had received a letter from Istana Negara stating Tunku Azizah’s willingness to adopt her daughter.

In the letter dated Oct 10, Tunku Azizah expressed her wish to be Missclyen’s benefactor for education and treatment. — DayakDaily