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Without a doubt, sports is great for anyBODY. It promotes a healthy lifestyle, develops self-esteem in its participants and provides a tremendous outlet for self -expression. David Lim was rendered partially disabled as a result of nerve damage from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare nerve disorder where the immune system attacks the body’s peripheral nerves; sometimes irreparably.

A key goal of ASCENT 8000 is to encourage everyone to see that the disabled are just like other people who need sports in their lives. The major groupings of disability are ( with differing degrees of impairment ) deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy , mental impairments and physical disabilities such as polio or resulting from amputations .

A disability has a profound effect on the lives of those who have to live with them as well as for those around the disabled person. Recognition of the special needs of the disabled in the Republic of Singapore has not been as great as in most developed countries but support is growing

ASCENT 8000′s key partner in this quest is the Singapore Sports Council for the Disabled whose mission is:

“FOUNDED ON THE BELIEF IN THE DIGNITY,CAPABILITY AND VALUE OF DISABLED PERSONS, OUR MISSION IS TO ENABLE OUR DISABLED SPORTS PERSONS TO REALISE THEIR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL BY PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AND EXCEL IN SPORTS BOTH RECREATIONALLY AND COMPETITIVELY ”


 

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