Leonard Chua – An Inspiration to All

Datuk Seri Jessy Lai & Mon Space Group International Helps Leonard Chua, a disabled (orang kurang upaya) to succed in his life, with a thank you message
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Leonard Chua – An Inspiration to All

 

Leonard Chua Tze Yeu is a young man from Melaka whose life changed permanently after a car crash at the age of 24. Waking up paralysed from his armpit downwards, Leonard refuses to let the accident take him down, and was determined to continue being a contributing member of society.

Today, he is an inspiration to many, and has even wrote the book “残废后,我走得更快!” (I Walk Faster As A Handicap). Mon Space Group is honoured to be able to help Leonard during his difficult times, and we are extremely proud of what he has achieved today.

Leonard’s story is a story worth sharing. On 6 October 2005, he met with an accident at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Highway and was subsequently admitted to the ICU of University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for six weeks, followed by 4 months of rehabilitation. It was a devastating accident, and apart from being paralysed from armpit to toe, his doctors also claimed that he would not have normal hand functions due to his spinal cord injury.

Leonard did not give up on hope of recovery. Although the journey was difficult, he relearned all the skills involving his hands, much to his doctors’ surprise. From drawing straight line and circles to writing ABC, everything was an uphill battle, but he persisted.

Eventually, he regained his hand functions, and is now able to carry out tasks such as signing and writing letters. He also went through extensive speech therapy to correct his slurring.

Today, Leonard is a motivational speaker and has spoken at many corporate events. In early 2010, Leonard was nominated as one of the 50 CLEO most eligible bachelors of the year, making him the first disabled CLEO bachelor finalist in Malaysia.

Having gone through much suffering and difficulty himself, Leonard is determined to help those who share his fate. During his free time, he visits the UMMC to share his story and encourage the patients. Leonard also does home visits and teaches patients how to manage and take care of themselves after spinal cord injury.

To bring his efforts one step further, Leonard founded the NGO “Beyond Rehab Wellness Center”. The purpose of this centre is to help People With Disabilities (PWD) in Malaysia, inspiring them to not give up and proving to them that life could still be great even if one is living with disabilities.

Leonard continues to be an inspiration. Many awards have been given to him, including the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2011, F&N Outdo Yourself Award 2012, Prestige Top 40 Under 40 in the Community Service Award, the Guang Ming HERO award, and most recently the Asia Golden Dragon Award: Asia Outstanding Community Contribution Award.

I believe there are many people like Leonard out there: people with great potential, if only help was given to them at the most critical points of their lives. I am glad I got in touch with Leonard and helped with his recovery. Looking at his achievements today, I can safely say that helping him was one of the best acts of charity I have done.

Mon Space Group seeks to continue empowering those who are in need, and we call on the whole community to share this responsibility.

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逃过鬼门关谷底重生 蔡志远:”残废后,我走得更快 !”

 

你能想象,一个人的心脏停止两次却还能活过来吗?

你能想象若遭半身不遂,需要多强大的意志力才能走过来吗?

十一年前,年仅二十四岁,身材高大,相貌英俊,曾任马航空服员兼模特儿的蔡志远,因为酒后驾驶,发生一场严重的车祸。

惊险的是,医生在为他进行抢救时,心脏曾停止了十分钟,这是蔡志远第一次如今近距离接触死神。

逃过鬼门关后的蔡志远,人生就此遭逢巨变,他三分之二的身体,从腋下到脚趾都瘫痪了。

自由行走、能跑能跳的日子,对下半辈子或许都必须在轮椅上度过的蔡志远来说,已变成一个遥不可及的梦。

随后,上天又再给了蔡志远一次考验。

2014年8月,蔡志远进院进行一次尿道手术,术后他感觉不舒服,随后血压突然飙高导致三根血管爆裂而中风,医生抢救他时,他的心脏又再次停止了两分钟。

这一次的手术导致原本胸部以下瘫痪的情况更严重,只剩下左胸腔与左脸部能活动,并影响了他的说话能力。

在残酷的命运套站面前,蔡志远曾三次自杀,但他却勇敢地爬起来,以顽强的毅力和恒心与身体的残疾做斗争,努力复建以及参与口语恢复训练,从谷底重生,人生愈活愈精彩。

他到处演讲,希望用自身的经历启发所有处于低潮的人,传达“身残志不残”的价值观以及生命态度,他更因此而荣获2011年大马十大杰出青年。[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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