THE story of Ten Wei Peng, 25, who has a disfigured right hand, with his mother wheel-chair bound and suffering from ovarian cancer, whilst his father died of a heart attack when he was in Form Five, is indeed inspiring “Sailing through the storm” (The Star , Oct.3).
In spite of all the odds against him, Ten, from Sungai Siput, Perak, has received his Masters in Science Mathematics degree from the University Malaysia Terengganu.
He now plans to become a tutor or lecturer and, at the same time, pursue a Phd in Mathematics.
He said: “It was hard being labelled a disabled person and go through tragedy and hardships.
“But I chose to transfer adversity into an advantage.”
Most young able-bodied people nowadays tend to give up their dreams and aspirations when confronted with colossal setbacks/ obstacles.
They could learn from Ten and choose to rise above misfortunes.
Ten is truly courageous, for inspite of adversities, he was not afraid to make his dreams come true.
Hopefully, many young people would be inspired by him.
For those who are disabled, he is a symbol of strength, courage, faith and hope.
TAN LEE HUAN, Bukit Mertajam.
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