29 Oct '11, 11pm

7-year-old Singaporean girl has has raised more than $90,000 for charity with her paintings

It's a question about growing up that every child, sooner or later, gets asked. Gelyn Ong, seven, answers with a guileless intensity that reminds me of the precocious six-year-old Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. "I can't make up my mind whether to be a doctor or an artist," Gelyn says. "Because an artist can sell their paintings and raise money for the sick children. "But if I'm a doctor, I can save lives. So ..." - she pauses - "maybe I can do both?" This isn't just a sweet-but-naive child's daydream. On Wednesday, Gelyn will hold her first solo art exhibition at The Fullerton Hotel, aptly titled "My Dreams, My Wishes". Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), it will showcase 29 of her latest works, all of which depict wild animals and scenes from nature. The proceeds will go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in aid of children with life-threatening conditions....

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sunday/FaceintheCrowd/EDC11103...

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