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Naval accident survivor to represent Singapore in table tennis at Asean Para Games

Published on Jan 8, 2014 8:08 AM
 

He might no longer be on a ship, but naval accident survivor Jason Chee is still on a voyage.

Now armed with a table-tennis bat, his coordinates have been set for next week's Asean Para Games in Myanmar.

It has been a year since the Dec 10, 2012, accident on board the RSS Endeavour claimed both his legs and his left arm, but it clearly did not rob the 30-year-old of his zest for life.

Said the Republic of Singapore Navy serviceman: "The most important thing is that I want to go on with my life. Any negative thoughts will become a psychological problem.

Chee, who lost his legs and arm in a 2012 accident, doing strength training at Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. ''Sport is a form of rehabilitation,'' he says. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
 
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