They had their wishes granted, now they fulfil others' wishes

Beneficiaries of charity return as volunteers to help critically ill kids

Former beneficiaries (from far left) Theresa Thang, Elina Toh and Sarah Tan see volunteering at Make-A-Wish Singapore as a way to bring joy to children.
Former beneficiaries (from far left) Theresa Thang, Elina Toh and Sarah Tan see volunteering at Make-A-Wish Singapore as a way to bring joy to children.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Ms Elina Toh had wished for 10 new sets of clothes that she could wear when she started polytechnic.

That was 10 years ago, when the then teenager - who was waiting to start her food-science diploma course at Nanyang Polytechnic - had trouble finding suitable attire due to her medical condition, which limited her growth. She was diagnosed with lupus when she was 12, which led to end-stage renal failure.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'They had their wishes granted, now they fulfil others' wishes'. Subscribe