Disabilities

Disabilities

My sister’s life is not a mistake: How Singapore’s first INAD patient bravely fights to live on

Amelia was actually born healthy. She had the ability to babble, to sit up and stand. However, she was not an easy baby to take care of. She would always be crying constantly, and my parents...

Movies & TV

Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Different doesn’t mean inferior

Netflix’s summer K-drama offering Extraordinary Attorney Woo has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many. The drama, which saw its first episode bring in a viewership rating of 0.9% (that’s...

Disabilities

Why we feel uncomfortable around disabled people

I once talked to a mother whose child had autism, and she told me of a heart-breaking experience. The mum had brought her child to Sunday school, but the child’s behaviour had upset the other mums...

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 we’re closest to, but sometimes they are also the cause of our greatest heartaches.  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) wasn’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 – which comes naturally to most of us – used to be a source of...