Generation Grit

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

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.

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.

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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