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Student with Cerebral Palsy Launches Book

By Andrea Ng

Student Hitesh Ramchandani, 23, can run 2.4km in less than 11 minutes. This is no easy feat, considering that he has cerebral palsy and is unable to control some of his muscles.

Thanks to his determination, family support and countless therapy and training sessions, he has not only ditched the wheelchair, but also represented Singapore at the Asian Paralympic Games.

His journey of grit and hard work is detailed in Better Than Normal, an autobiography that was launched yesterday.

Mr Ramchandani, who is pursuing a foundation degree in sports science at PSB Academy, said: “The best way to send out a message is through a book, and I hope my story will inspire people to motivate themselves.”

A mistake made when Mr Ramchandani was delivered had left him with cerebral palsy. As a baby, he could not crawl or lift his head. He also struggled to hold a bottle in his hands and stand upright as a child.

Read the full story here.

 

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