Archive for 家庭乐园

A Rare Hug From Daddy

A 38-year-old inmate with his nine-year-old daughter. He is serving a five-year jail sentence for a drug-related offence and has been in prison for two years. Some of the men at yesterday’s family bonding event had not seen their children for four years.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Douglas (not his real name), 55, is in prison but he counts himself somewhat fortunate.

His wife stood by him after he was sentenced to 12 years in jail for criminal breach of trust six years ago. She also faithfully takes their only daughter, 11, to visit him in prison every month.

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Woman, 77, a tireless foster mum

For years, it was a bit of a squeeze in a four-room flat in Lorong Ah Soo for Madam Indranee Elizabeth Nadisen, her husband and six children. But even then, she always found the space and time to foster children.

Over her 35 years as a foster mother, 43 children experienced the love she and her family offered.

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Beyond The Limitations

Boon Hock’s family is his pillar of support. (Photo: Lam Shushan)

When this karung guni (rag and bone) man makes his rounds, there is none of the usual tooting of horns or shouted messages.

The family of three lived in a one-room rental flat in Ang Mo Kio. Because mum and dad were working hard to put bread on the table, a nanny and family friend who lived in the next block, Wong Fong Mee, cared for Boon Hock till he was 10.

All Seng Boon Hock, 26, has to do is press the doorbell. “Hello, long time never see you,” says the woman who answers the door. She knows why Boon Hock is there. She starts hauling stacks of old newspapers into his black trolley.

Boon Hock doesn’t fit the usual karung guni image. He holds a diploma in accounting and finance. He has a day job as an accounts assistant at an investment firm. He has a long life ahead of him.

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走出自杀阴影 脑麻痹患者用脚写书:不要放弃希望

黄忠龙患有脑麻痹,身体会时常痉挛,行动不方便,但他乐观面对生活。

“如果我可以做到,你也能做到。不要放弃希望。”38岁的黄忠龙( Wesley Wee)自出生就患有脑麻痹,他时常痉挛、无法行走、无法自己吃饭上厕所,也无法清楚地说话表达自己。他一度绝望,多次企图自杀,不过,在七年前遇到妻子后,他找到了活下去的动力,白天努力卖纸巾赚钱,晚上则用脚趾打字写书。经过五年半的时间,他也终于完成了作品,并得到不小回响。

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八旬嬷无怨无悔照顾中风丈夫

83岁小贩戴慧爱在劳明达地铁站出口摆摊10多年。(曾宪隆/刘启成摄影)

八旬嬷自食其力,10多年来每日摆摊当小贩6小时,日赚10多元,养中风夫。

这名阿嬷是戴慧爱(83岁)受访时透露,她早在10多年前就在劳明达地铁站(Lavender MRT Station)的出口旁摆摊,一周6天,每天从早上10时营业到下午2时许。

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Don’t Hide Them In The House

Mr Quek likes working on the mushroom farm at Edible Garden City, alongside friends with Down Syndrome.

Three days a week, Quek Hong An, 31, wakes up early, all excited and prepped for work. He commutes to mushroom farm Edible Garden City in Queensway, where he learns how to prepare substrate for the mushrooms to grow.

By most measures, Mr Quek leads a rather ordinary life – but for a person born with Down Syndrome, ordinary is good.

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妇收养智障婴 母子情半世纪

黄亚纯(右)与养子陈才德。(海峡时报)

曾被生父抛弃的清贫老妇,收养邻居遗弃的智障宝宝,拥抱半世纪动人母子情。

89岁老妇退休裁缝黄亚纯(Ng Ah Chun,译音)一生坎坷,年幼时遭父亲嫌弃,流落街头,新婚后又因丈夫中风,年轻守寡。尽管如此,她仍心怀悲悯,领养了邻居抛弃的智障儿,50年来一手养大,视如己出。

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