Generation Grit: Survivor of shaken baby syndrome thrives as entrepreneur

Mr Tan Ruming, 25, suffered from shaken baby syndrome, which left him with a serious brain trauma and eye problems. Today, he runs a successful tuition business.

Mr Tan Ruming survived abuse as a baby and endured a lonely childhood, but he found his passion and success in entrepreneurship. This is the latest in a series of millennials who overcame the odds.

SINGAPORE - As a baby, Mr Tan Ruming, or Rum as he is known, almost died after being shaken violently.

The injury was most probably perpetrated by a domestic worker at the time, and it left him with shaken baby syndrome, a serious brain trauma suffered by babies when they are forcefully shaken.

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