The Lessons I learned from Mr Lim Seah Hor’s Story on TODAY’s article by Eveline Gan

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I am always looking for stories, stories of ordinary people with extraordinary courage who overcame their difficulties. Today, on my way to office I read this article “Kidney failure patient turns medalist at World Transplant Games”. I said in my mind “WOW, this man overcome difficulties and achieve greatness!”
Read the story here, you will find that he faced not just health issue (Kidney failure) but also the followings:

* being single parent with young daughter when it happened
* Having to work 10 to 12 hours with his conditions
* Not previous experience and formal training in Tejo

Here are the 3 lesson I learned from this story:

Although he felt as he had “struck the lottery” or luck was in play. I do believe that it is his faith, his hope that made it possible. If he didn’t believe there is a chance for a transplant in the future, he would have given up. Perhaps he would not exercise which keep his body in good condition, which I believe would increase probability of the transplant success rate. Stay strong and keep the faith. Share your trouble with you families and friends, don’t keep it to yourself.

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