Generation Grit

Generation Grit: Picking up the pieces after falling into an escalator shaft

Ms Azlin Amran became paralysed from the waist down after the accident, and it took a year before she could even think about the future. She talked to The Straits Times in this series on millennials who inspire us with their courage and resilience.

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Ms Azlin Amran, 33, became paralysed from the waist down after falling into the shaft of an escalator. It took her a few years to come to terms with her disability, but she has bounced back and now helps other people with disabilities return to work.
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SINGAPORE - It has been nearly six years since one wrong step almost ended her life.

Ms Azlin Amran suffered a severely damaged spinal cord, a fractured pelvis, punctured lungs and such terrible abrasions to her face that the nurses advised her not to look into the mirror for a month.

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