Diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes) that eventually robbed him of his sight, Mr. Kamsan Amin was dealt a hard blow in life that only worsened as he found himself struggling to provide for his three children as a single parent.
Despite the harsh reality of his situation, Kamsan remained positive and concentrated on his goal of providing them with an education. He lived simply, in order to afford laptops and other gadgets that can assist and motivate his children in their studies. Together with the support of teachers and financial assistance from South Central Community Family Service Centre, his children thrived. Today,his eldest daughter is a diploma-holder while his son studies Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. His youngest daughter is pursuing her GCE ‘A’ Levels.
To Kamsan, his goal has been realised. “I hope my children can be professional, not just in their work, but also in their way of life, and give back to the community,” he adds.
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