Generation Grit: Becoming paralysed could be the best thing that has happened to me, says para player

Ms Claire Toh, 26, became paralysed after a mysterious fall but she did not dwell on the tragedy. Today, she is in the national para table tennis team and hopes to win her first medal.
Claire Toh is paralysed from the chest down and suffers constant nerve pain, which she describes as a shooting sensation down her limbs.
Claire Toh is paralysed from the chest down and suffers constant nerve pain, which she describes as a shooting sensation down her limbs.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Claire Toh became paralysed after a mysterious fall but, amazingly, she did not dwell on the tragedy. Today, she plays table tennis for Singapore and hopes to win her first medal in this series on resilient millennials who inspire us.

SINGAPORE - Up until today, almost seven years after the incident in October 2012, Ms Claire Toh, 26, is still clueless as to how she fell from the fourth storey of a condo her friend was living in.

But the consequences are with her forever.

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