Thursday, 15 March 2018
For his sheer will and determination, para-table tennis player Jason Chee was named the 2017 Straits Times Athlete of the Year yesterday in a ceremony at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel.
The 35-year-old navy regular, who lost both legs, his left arm and three fingers on his right hand in a naval accident in 2012, won a gold medal in the men's singles Class 2 event at last year's Asean Para Games just four months after losing his right eye to cancer.
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.
Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don't just give up.”
Stephen Hawking died Wednesday after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. He was 76.