Our Campaign Story

ends 31 May 2022, 11:59 PM

Come 3 Feb 2022, I will embark on another wheelchair world record breaking attempt to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in 7 days, with the hope to also raise $77,700 for SINGAPORE DISABILITY SPORTS COUNCIL whose efforts have nurtured and empowered persons with disabilities through sports.

In 2018, i decided it will be my last ultramarathon to raise funds for those in need (https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health
/one-last-ultramarathon-for-paraplegic-fundraiser). Covid-19 opens my eyes to many needs in the community. This is my comeback race.

13 years ago, on 19th December 2007, I became the fastest person in the world to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in 26 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes and 52 seconds.

The WOW moment of being a world record holder was taken away when In April 2009, I bled during the Paris Marathon and was diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia with only 9 to 12 months left to live.

At NUH, I fought for my life. The dedication and care by Dr Koh Liang Piu, Dr Benjamin Mow and their Teams sustained me during the six months of chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplant. I am attaining my 12th years in remission and I am very grateful.

I wish that my second chance at life does not go to waste. I will be 65 years old and will be a 12th year Stage 4 leukemia survivor when I come to the START line of the 7 Continents Challenge. Though I am afraid, I will overcome all odds and give my best to support this very worthy cause.

About The Charity

The SDSC is the national sports body for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), founded in 1973. It aims to transform the lives of PWDs through sport as a form of rehabilitative therapy, and means to realise their potential. Besides providing platforms for learning sport, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore at regional and international competitions. Our success stories include Jason Chee, former para table tennis player and ASEAN Para Games gold medalist, and Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore's first Paralympic gold medallist. SDSC depends on the kind and generous contributions of corporate sponsors and members of the public to advance its cause.

SDSC aspires to provide the disabled with opportunities to train, participate and excel in sports for local, regional and international competitions; to enhance the lifestyles of the disabled and integrate them into the community through recreational sports and activities; and to increase public awareness of and promote widespread support for the sporting and recreational needs of the disabled community in Singapore.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Sports