16 March 2006

Courage is all it takes

I came across an article in The Star today, about the remarkable courage of a girl, and it has changed my perspective in life.

First and foremost, to Hong Siew Hui, you have my utmost admiration and respect. Being merely 18-years-old, you have shown more courage than anyone 10 or 20 years older. Having elephantiasis didn't stop her from carrying on her life, what more achieving good results in her SPM. What amazed me the most, is that she has learned to overcome it and not make her disability as a reason for her to wallow in self-pity.

To quote from her, "
I just live the way I want. I don't care about what others say. What really matters is that I show who I really am through my own abilities."

What is the grievances about job interviews / assignment / exams / final year project / domestic problems / prom dress / morning classes / walking to campus as compared this young girl's?

Disability not stopping girl from pursuing dream

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