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‘I spent every day crying’
May 25, 2016 | 2:29PM

‘I spent every day crying’

BY JUDITH TAN One moment, she was on an escalator, rushing to meet friends at Paya Lebar. The next, she had fallen into a gap on the third step of a descending escalator undergoing maintenance at...
I just want her to be happy
May 25, 2016 | 12:04PM

I just want her to be happy

Reports by LAKEISHA LEO lwenqi@sph.com.sg He dreams of pursuing circus arts in an overseas university. But Mr Marshall Lim, 22, has put his plans on hold, all so he can accompany his maid home to...
She can’t walk, but worries for hubby
May 25, 2016 | 11:52AM

She can’t walk, but worries for hubby

Report by NURUL ASYIKIN YUSOFF asyikiny@sph.com.sg She still cannot stand on both feet, three months since the accident that nearly cost her her right foot. Doctors have told Madam Jamaliah Yacob...
Everyone chips in for Auntie
May 25, 2016 | 11:41AM

Everyone chips in for Auntie

Report by MARIAN GOVIN mgovin@sph.com.sg They noticed that the Malay food stall at their school canteen no longer had the mee rebus that they enjoyed eating. During assembly, St Joseph's Institution...
‘You would never guess I had a stroke’
May 25, 2016 | 11:18AM

‘You would never guess I had a stroke’

When he suffered a stroke in 2014, doctors told his wife of 10 years he had only a 5 per cent chance of survival. "All they could do was pray," recounts Rano Izhar Rahmat, former bodybuilder and ex-...
Robber grabs her last $50
May 16, 2016 | 3:21PM

Robber grabs her last $50

Reports by NABILAH AWANG fnawang@sph.com.sg All the kidney patient wanted was a drink from the vending machine. She ended up getting into a fight for her handbag that contained the last $50 she had...
She visits son daily so he won’t be lonely
May 16, 2016 | 3:12PM

She visits son daily so he won’t be lonely

BY HARIZ BAHARUDIN For over a decade, Madam Jamilah Othman, 59, has been sleeping about four hours daily. She works at a laundromat from 4pm to 11pm and goes to bed at 2am after finishing some...
Boy with autism has few playmates
May 16, 2016 | 9:41AM

Boy with autism has few playmates

Kok Xing Hui Nine-year-old Umar Haziq loves going to the playground and interacting with other children. But he finds it hard to understand play rules and unwittingly alienates himself from the rest...
‘Soldiers’ needed in war against diabetes
May 06, 2016 | 5:21PM

‘Soldiers’ needed in war against diabetes

Reports by JUDITH TAN juditht@sph.com.sg Calling for warriors to go head-on with diabetes. The National University Hospital (NUH) wants to enlist "soldiers" in Singapore to fight against this silent...
He had heart attack thrice
May 06, 2016 | 5:13PM

He had heart attack thrice

Report by DANELIA CHIM danchim@sph.com.sg Mr Rosli Mat Sham, 52, was only in his 20s when he had the first of his three heart attacks. "It felt like someone had used a nail to punch the left side of...
Danger if asthma dismissed as just having ‘sensitive nose’
May 06, 2016 | 4:33PM

Danger if asthma dismissed as just having ‘sensitive nose’

Linette Lai linettel@sph.com.sg Wheezing, coughing, and feeling breathless may sound like the tell-tale signs of an asthma attack. But these symptoms are also experienced by those who suffer from...
Race for minority donors
Apr 28, 2016 | 4:58PM

Race for minority donors

Reports & Picture by JUDITH TAN juditht@sph.com.sg When Madam Marsita Aman, 33, sees someone with a life-threatening disease, she thinks of her son Rifqi, four. "If he were to fall sick, I...
‘I told myself I would walk again’
Apr 28, 2016 | 4:36PM

‘I told myself I would walk again’

Reports by FOO JIE YING fjieying@sph.com.sg At 39, Mr Muhammad Haikal Johari was a successful chef in his own right. Less than a year ago, the Singaporean was at the top of his game. He had worked...
He can’t respond, but he hears her voice
Apr 28, 2016 | 4:20PM

He can’t respond, but he hears her voice

Reports by LINETTE HENG linheng@sph.com.sg She has to tube-feed her 38-year-old son, change his diapers, and turn him over every two hours to prevent bedsores. If you think life is tough for Madam...
No paint, no gain
Apr 21, 2016 | 9:38AM

No paint, no gain

Wong Kim Hoh Senior Writer kimhoh@sph.com.sg One afternoon last June, Ms Noor Naserimah Nasiman found out that her life would change forever. A neurologist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where she had...

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