Visually impaired gear up for race to raise funds

(From right) Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) executive director Joshua Chegne with Mr Edwin Khoo, Mr Iskandar Ibrahim, Ms Ong Mei Ching and Mr Chong Kwek Bin. Mr Chong and Mr Khoo are SAVH staff, while Ms Ong and Mr Iskandar are c
(From right) Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) executive director Joshua Chegne with Mr Edwin Khoo, Mr Iskandar Ibrahim, Ms Ong Mei Ching and Mr Chong Kwek Bin. Mr Chong and Mr Khoo are SAVH staff, while Ms Ong and Mr Iskandar are clients of SAVH who will be participating in the Amazing Race-style fund-raising event next month. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

A retina detachment may have made her vision cloudy, but Ms Ong Mei Ching hopes to defy misconceptions of those who are blind or visually handicapped.

She wants to show others that anything is possible for her, and people with vision loss can still be independent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 22, 2019, with the headline 'Visually impaired gear up for race to raise funds'. Subscribe