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Emily's Story

Emily was born with weak optic nerves resulting in poor vision till the age of 28 before an unfortunate detachment of her retina led her to live life in the darkness. Despite her predicament, Emily has a vision - to stay strong and to be her own boss. At 31, with the support of her husband, Emily started a small massage business and was so busy building her business that the only exercise she did are the occasional short walks. However, things took a turn in 2014 when a friend asked Emily if she would like to run and she replied:”Yes, why not?!". The rest is history. 

She conquered her first 10km run abroad in Tokyo in 2015. Within the same year, she joined goalball for the blind and represented Singapore in the 8th ASEAN Para Games. In March 2017, she started tandem cycling to train for the 9th ASEAN Para Games. Her team performed well in all 5 events bagging 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Her last race was in 2018 during the 3rd Asian Para Games where her team won a bronze medal for a 72km road race. After a success run with several sporting achievements, Emily decided to retire in December 2018 but is still keeping active - she is currently picking up soundball tennis for fun. 

Emily is honoured to be part of Relay Majulah to play a part in helping the less fortunate. She urges the rest of Singapore to chip in and help too! 

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