The Mermaid Who Became a Champion
Written by Yip Pin Xiu and Rohit Brijnath
Illustrated by Anngee Neo
In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made history by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu.
How did she do it? Pin Xiu has Charcot Marie Tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. By four years old, she needed an ankle-foot brace to assist her with walking. By 13 years old, she could no longer walk and started using a wheelchair.
Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.
In this beautifully-illustrated book, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey, from being bullied in school to becoming a champion at the Paralympic Games, and of how she overcame obstacles and met life’s challenges. It is a story of resilience and determination.
Size:25 x 25cm