#195 dream fulfilled @ 16

Yip Pin Xiu, swimmer

Congratulations to Singapore’s first gold medalist swimmer, Yip Pin Xiu, 16 years old suffering muscular dystrophy and is a student at the Bendemeer Secondary School [unfortunately I couldn’t find the newsbit I read yesterday to verify some information at the time of writing] at Beijing Paralympic 2008.

Muscular dystrophy is a rare inherited muscle disease where muscle fibres are unusually susceptible to damage. One suffering this is apparent lack of coordinations resulting from muscle weakness and there will be progressive crippling, resulting in contractual of the muscles around joints and loss of mobility.

Considering the signs and symptoms of muscular dystrophy Yip Pin Xiu is remarkable to win this accolade for our nation.

Her parents sacrificially and bravely cope with this illness of hers as this requires great commitment of physical, emotional and financial effort. This disease also poses challenges in the classroom, in the home and in all aspects of life.

Her win is her determination to hard work through dedication and is also the result of team work: under patient and able trainer in former medalist swimmer, Ang Peng Siong and her parents who did not pressure her to win, friends, school and Sports Council.

Trainer Ang Peng Siong was able to understand and encourage her by spending a day of relaxation like shopping rather than spending the time in the water!

Indeed this is celebration for her parents and trainer, Ang Peng Siong.

Pin Xiu has made everyone glad and rejoicing!

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