16 Singaporean stories

This National Day, we celebrate with 16 stories of people who overcame adversity to give back to society.

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Bruce

The prison officer

Feeding his hunger for learning



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Siti Hajar

The nurse

After suffering multiple injuries, she is giving back to the community



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Diksha & Satya

The power siblings

Siblings swim for others despite illness



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The Tote Board Group

Giving back to Singapore

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Remaining independent despite losing use of her legs



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Azlin

The fighter

Yohanna

The writer

She battles bipolar disorder on two fronts



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Maximilian

The swimmer

Breaking records and winning golds at 15



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Ivan

The assistant coach

'Autism is what he has, not who he is'



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Chong Tee

The water bringer

Quenching the thirst of needy communities



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Timothy

The studio manager

Enabling others through draughtsmanship



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Shuner

The beauty lecturer

Student becomes teacher to help other students grow in confidence



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Francis

The former gangster

Turning over a new leaf after a vision in jail



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Anson

The social worker

Reaching out to the underprivileged



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Charlene

The bowler

After overcoming childhood leukaemia, her sights are set on gold



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Back on his feet after being told he would never walk again



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Desmond

The blood donor

Muhammad Fuad

The police officer

Keeping youths on the right side of law through futsal



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Shumin

The troubleshooter

Teaching others what wheelchair users go through



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