Cassandra Chiu writes memoir on being blind and introducing guide dogs to Singapore

Social advocate Cassandra Chiu lost her vision due to Stargardt disease at the age of eight, and took more than a year to write her memoir,  A Place For Us.
Social advocate Cassandra Chiu lost her vision due to Stargardt disease at the age of eight, and took more than a year to write her memoir, A Place For Us.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Cassandra Chiu has been chased out of shops and restaurants, had taxis drive off without her and a drink thrown on her - all while going about her daily life like a normal person.

The key difference is that she is blind.

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