Judy's Story

As a committed staff member, Judy works tirelessly to ensure that the MDAS members are given the holistic guidance that they require. Judy believes that supporting individuals as they grow and find a voice of their own is as important as other services and mechanisms of support that MDAS offers.

 Judy beaming as she speaks to the volunteers at the centre's regular Power Soccer sessions

Judy beaming as she speaks to the volunteers at the centre's regular Power Soccer sessions

1. What are you most grateful for in MDAS?
I am grateful to be able to witness the transformation of our younger members who first come to us quiet and shy individuals who over time have improved self worth and confidence; daring to have goals and dreams.

2. How has being with MDAS changed your life?
It has given me patience and motivation to do what I can to improve the lives and well-being of our members.

3. What is your favourite part of working at MDAS?
I love interacting with members and talking with them on just about anything and witnessing them transforming into more confident individuals.

 Judy engaging the members in games and conversation at the Compass Camp

Judy engaging the members in games and conversation at the Compass Camp

4. What do you think more Singaporeans should know about Muscular Dystrophy?
Understand that there is very little one can do to prevent muscle deterioration. Support and encouragement are important to enable persons with MD to believe that they too can move forward despite their circumstances.

 Judy having a couple of laughs with the MDAS members during their Boccia session.

Judy having a couple of laughs with the MDAS members during their Boccia session.

5. What is one important lesson you have learnt that you’d like to share?
It is important to nurture and give each individual space to grow and learn to make decisions for themselves.

MDAS Admin