Generation Grit: NUS undergrad with cerebral palsy plans on helping others like him

A brain injury at birth caused NUS student Ng Jun Kang's disability. But it only made him push himself harder.

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A brain injury at birth caused university student Ng Jun Kang’s disability. But it only made him push himself harder.
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SINGAPORE - The road to university can be difficult for any student, but Mr Ng Jun Kang had to overcome daily challenges that others gave no thought to. Like getting to class, for instance, or taking notes. Or even getting a drink of water.

The 22-year-old first year Computer Science undergraduate at the National University of Singapore has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which was caused by a brain injury during birth.

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