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Kelvin Aik, 36, dreams of doing "guy things" with his two-year-old son Jovan. These include cycling, go-karting, skydiving and water-skiing.

But Kelvin is a paraplegic from the waist down and has been wheelchair-bound for the past 17 years.

That isn't deterring him from experiencing life to the fullest with his family.

"I'm going to be a father he will be proud of. I do a lot of things a lot of fathers don't. I want him to be proud of me like I am of him," he says. He wants to expose his son to as many activities as possible so that they have common interests when he grows up and he can be a role model.

"At the end of the day, regardless whether I'm wheeling or walking, I still have to be a father."

Video by: Neo Xiaobin

Produced by: Neo Xiaobin

Story in print ("I'll be a dad he is proud of") by Nuria Ling in Sunday Life! on June 17, 2012.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

Kelvin Aik, 36, dreams of doing "guy things" with his two-year-old son Jovan. These include cycling, go-karting, skydiving and water-skiing.

But Kelvin is a paraplegic from the waist down and has been wheelchair-bound for the past 17 years.

That isn't deterring him from experiencing life to the fullest with his family.

"I'm going to be a father he will be proud of. I do a lot of things a lot of fathers don't. I want him to be proud of me like I am of him," he says. He wants to expose his son to as many activities as possible so that they have common interests when he grows up and he can be a role model.

"At the end of the day, regardless whether I'm wheeling or walking, I still have to be a father."

Video by: Neo Xiaobin

Produced by: Neo Xiaobin

Story in print ("I'll be a dad he is proud of") by Nuria Ling in Sunday Life! on June 17, 2012.

Copyright The Straits Times 2012

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