Disabilities

Disabilities

I am autistic and I am blessed: How to move from autism awareness to autism acceptance

Who am I? Son of a pastor. Student at a prestigious institution. Track and field sprinter with multiple medals. This is how I would love to define myself. These parts of me bring such joy and pride...

Life & Death

“We have much to be thankful for”: Bible college lecturer and caregiver David Lang on the death of his daughter

Up until yesterday, 63-year-old David Lang had been the caregiver to his two adult children, Justina, 30, and Titus, 25. His other son Timothy had already passed away at a young age. Although...

Family

A letter to my brothers who struggle with special needs

Growing up, our family are the people weโ€™re closest to, but sometimes they are also the cause of our greatest heartaches.ย  Middle child Daniel* (19) tell us about his struggles in learning how to...

Disabilities

From trauma to true story: The man behind short film Unbroken

TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MENTIONS SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE When his mother went into shock just before delivering him, it left Matthew Quek with a severe birth defect that affected his brain. This...

Mental Health

Bullied in school, I struggled with self-worth

Being told that I had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) wasnโ€™t something I was proud of. When others found out about it, people said things to me like...

Missions

When your disabilities become abilities in the hand of God

As a young man, Edward* used to hide his right hand whenever he moved and walked. In fact, the very act of shaking hands with others โ€“ which comes naturally to most of us โ€“ used to be a source of...

Disabilities

#SpillTheTeh: Here’s what people with disabilities want you to know

โ€œMy mum would tell me when I was younger that I needed to study hard and be a tuition teacher, so I can ask my students to come to my house and I can earn a lot of money without having to go out at...

Disabilities

A close brush with death left her without hands and legs, but she’s never felt more alive

In 2018, Carole Ann was admitted to hospital due to a sharp abdominal pain. It turned out that a ruptured ovarian cyst had put her in a life-threatening condition. During the month-long coma, her...

Disabilities

Brought back from the brink of death, he wrestled with the reality of losing his limbs

Within 24 hours of coming down with a high fever, Jason Leong was lying in the intensive care unit. Earlier that evening, he had noticed traces of blood in his urine, and his fingers, toes and lips...