12) An Extraordinary Doctor

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By courtesy of Nationnal Cancer Centre Singapore

In National Cancer Center, Singapore, if you chanced into seeing a doctor moving around with a wheelchair, he is Dr William Tan, a medical doctor and a neuroscientist.  To many, he is not only a diligent doctor but also one of Singapore Heroes.

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Dr William Tan contracted polio at the age of 2 and was paralyzed from the waist down. Life was not easy for him, as his father was the only breadwinner in the family.  Despite the odds, Dr William works all way out towards his dreams and challenges. 

He is a wheelchair athlete and was the first person in the world to finish a wheelchair push in the Antarctica in April 2007.  Same year on 19 December, Dr. William achieved another world record by becoming the fastest person in the world to complete 7 marathons across 7 continents in 27 days. This amazing race took him across countries like Antarctica, Chile, Egypt, Thailand, Japan, Kenya, Italy, England, New Zealand, and USA.  Apart from all these achievements, Dr William has raise millions of funds for charity locally and internationally.

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Dr William has been diagnosed with end-stage leukaemia in 2009.  But with his passion in life, the bone marrow transplant operation is already a success in his mind.  The disease is just another mountain to climb and conquer.

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Being a sportsman, a medical doctor, a scientist and an inspirer, Dr William Tan has turned adversity to advantage.  He said, “I don’t have the use of my legs but I shall make the best of my brain and my arms that are not paralyzed.”  By reading so much good Dr William has done, I salute him and say “We can’t hold a candle to you, Dr William, thanks for all you have done for the community!”

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18 thoughts on “12) An Extraordinary Doctor

    Ellyn Baker said:
    November 29, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Hello Sydney,
    Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story. I think anyone can do anything if they put their minds to it. I will certainly come back and read more.
    Ellyn~

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      truly, don’t under expect our mind power! Thanks Ellyn!

    linda adelaide said:
    November 29, 2012 at 3:34 am

    an inspiring man. thank you for sharing his story!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Linda, you are welcome! :)

    Charron's Chatter said:
    November 29, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I hope he finds a cure, and as optimistic as he is, I don’t doubt he will. For me? I hope to achieve 1/8 of his self-mastery at some point…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      If same things happen on me, I don’t know how to mend it too!

    marysmemories said:
    November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    He sounds an amazing man. I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I love the blogs – all so very informative

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Hey! thanks for your compliments, I will try my best to be a good Blogger to contribution tiny effort to this world. cheers!

    chris13jkt said:
    November 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Amazing! Dr. Tan can be an inspiration to each and every people on how to live a useful life.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      a patient to a doctor and doctor become inspirer, what a amazing man he is! and now you still seeing him working in NCCS.
      thanks chris! cheers!

    J. A. Robinson said:
    November 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sydney–What an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing it.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      you are welcome! Robinson :)

    Louise G. said:
    November 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Wow – what an amazing story. Thanks for dropping by my place and leading me back here! I’m glad I came. I’ll be back!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      thanks for dropping by,so I see you around! :)

    kelihasablog said:
    November 30, 2012 at 6:36 am

    What an inspirational story! I had no idea, but he’s a great role model would be used to encourage others… Thanks for posting! :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      yes! he is a great man indeed! Hey, thanks for your reading! :)

    Andrew Harvard said:
    December 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    very nice – I enjoyed: highly inspiring

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Yes! he is really somebody! Hey! thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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