Generation Grit: Life after the fall

Ms Claire Toh, 26, became paralysed after a mysterious fall but she did not dwell on the tragedy. Today, she is in the national para table tennis team and hopes to win her first medal.
Ms Claire Toh, who plays para table tennis for Singapore, trains thrice a week and says her goal is to improve and win a medal in the Asean Para Games next year.
Ms Claire Toh, who plays para table tennis for Singapore, trains thrice a week and says her goal is to improve and win a medal in the Asean Para Games next year.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Claire Toh became paralysed after a fall. Amazingly, she did not dwell on the tragedy. Today, she plays para table tennis for Singapore and hopes to win her first medal in this series on resilient millennials who inspire us.

Up until today, almost seven years after the incident in October 2012, Ms Claire Toh, now 26, is still clueless as to how she fell from the fourth storey of a condominium her friend was living in.

But the consequences are with her forever.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2019, with the headline 'Life after the fall'. Print Edition | Subscribe