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A proud celebration amidst a shameful reality

HONG KONG (SE): Bethune was an eight-and-a-half-year-old girl in 1986 when she was hit by a taxi in Kowloon Tong. The daughter of Cynthia and Jun Abdon-Tellez was dead upon arrival at hospital.

In the same year the Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge opened its doors on September 21 and the board chose to name the shelter after their daughter—Cynthia Abdon-Tellez is today the general manager of the Mission for Migrant Workers which sponsors the project.

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