Disabilities

Disabilities

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

“My 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...

Church Life

Serving with my hands in a ministry of signs and wonders

This International Day of Sign Languages, we chat with a young adult who has been supporting the deaf community for the last 9 years. Serving with Wesley Methodist Church’s Ministry of the...

Disabilities

Lessons on love from a 26-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer

“Stop trying to ‘heal’ me.” Recently a friend shared with me this article by Damon Rose, a blind journalist who wrote about his experiences of being regularly approached by...

Disabilities

“My contentment is not in miracles”: Bethel’s Chris Gore on disabilities and disappointments

I have a severely disabled daughter. She’s physically and mentally disabled, and in a wheelchair. But how I deal with that disappointment is to make sure that I don’t get offended at God....

Disabilities

Loving Jonah, my brother with Down Syndrome

My parents would always talk about my brother when we were very young. “Oh you know,” they would tell me. “Jonah is special. He only has one hand.” This only connected for me...

Do Good

Finding the star in special needs

Gerald is the founder of Soul Food Enterprise, a social enterprise which is currently housed at the Enabling Village. Soul Food’s mission is to equip, employ and empower persons with special needs...

Disabilities

Born without sight, raised without my parents: Seeing hope in the darkness

Born with retinal dystrophy, Stephanie plays the erhu with The Purple Symphony, which comprises musicians with and without special needs, and the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra, where she...