Traumatic brain injury survivor now helps to inspire, support others in S'pore

Despite his brain and other injuries, Mr Takalah Tan gradually became better with the help of tai-chi and water therapy, among other things. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
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SINGAPORE - Mr Takalah Tan, 51, was a young commando officer, triathlete, scuba diver and rock climber when he suffered severe traumatic brain injury as a motorcyclist in a traffic accident 27 years ago.

Known as Mr Tan Kok Liang before adopting his new name, he was also an engineering graduate with a promising career then.

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