Life after 40: Nursing her childhood dream despite cancer

Ms Candice Yeo enrolled in a professional conversion programme to become a nurse at age 40.
Ms Candice Yeo enrolled in a professional conversion programme to become a nurse at age 40.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - As a child, Ms Candice Yeo played with buttons, pretending they were pills. Whenever she visited a clinic, she would role-play as a nurse.

Naturally, she wanted to grow up to be one, but her mother was against it as "the status was much lower" some two decades back.

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