It Changed My Life : 'I felt I was no longer a man,' says multiple amputee

Mr Mohamad Hasri, 47, had five fingers and both lower limbs amputated because of vasculitis, which attacks the blood vessels. He is now able to walk with the help of prosthetics, and gains joy from helping other amputees.
Mr Hasri and his physiotherapists at Bright Vision Hospital, the day before he was discharged in February last year. Mr Mohamad Hasri Abu Hasan lost several fingers and both his legs to a rare disease about two years ago. He fell into depression but
Mr Mohamad Hasri Abu Hasan lost several fingers and both his legs to a rare disease about two years ago. He fell into depression but rebounded and can walk again with the help of prosthetics. Convinced that positivity is infectious, Mr Hasri now spends a lot of time encouraging other amputees. "I don't want to be idle. I want to contribute. I want to inspire others and motivate them to walk again," he says.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mr Hasri and his physiotherapists at Bright Vision Hospital, the day before he was discharged in February last year. Mr Mohamad Hasri Abu Hasan lost several fingers and both his legs to a rare disease about two years ago. He fell into depression but
Mr Hasri and his physiotherapists at Bright Vision Hospital, the day before he was discharged in February last year. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MOHAMAD HASRI

But multiple amputee bounces back and seeks to raise funds by pulling a car with a rope

In the eight years that Mohamad Hasri Abu Hasan worked as an operations executive for a dormitory builder, he took not a single day of medical leave.

He had a strong constitution which was not easily compromised by colds, flu and other infections.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline ''I felt I was no longer a man''. Print Edition | Subscribe