Born with athetoid cerebral palsy, Faye has never let her physical limitations deter her from living a fulfilling life. Faye is a boccia player and was part of Team Singapore Boccia that clinched a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games.
In 2018, Faye joined the Goodwill, Rehabilitation & Occupational Workshop (GROW) at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, a social service agency supported by Community Chest. Through GROW, Faye has been involved in a variety of assignments that enable her to earn a monthly allowance. Some of the assignments she has been involved in include box folding, towel folding and basic packing. The best part of work for Faye is the friends she interacts with.
Besides acquiring vocational skills and social skills, the workshop has also taught Faye, who is non-verbal, to communicate through augmentative and alternative communication using an iPad. Since joining the workshop, Faye has grown to be more confident and independent. She hopes that one day, she will be able to travel to work on her own.
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