10th Singapore Silent Hero Award 2023

On 28th Sept 2023, Daddy Kenneth was conferred the Singapore Silent Hero under the “Outstanding Adult” category. The award was presented to daddy by our Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong during the ceremony held at Shangri-La Singapore hotel.

Daddy, founded the Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) with Mummy Patricia in 2011 after Chloe was diagnosed with a rare disease called Pompe Disease. The society is registered as a charity with IPC status since 2015. It supports more than 200 people diagnosed with a rare disorder, as well as 800 people living with someone who has a rare disorder through emotional, social and financial schemes.

This what Daddy Kenneth said:

“It’s an honor to receive the Outstanding Adult of the 10th Singapore Silent Heroes Award from our Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Lawrence Wong, last night. I wasn’t prepare for this so it came as a surprise when my name was mentioned.
I would like to dedicate this award to all the caregivers and office bearers in Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) that I co-founded with Patricia Ng 12 years ago. My work will be meaningless without you and I am grateful to have you as part of RDSS family.
I must say the true silent hero that deserve this award should be the one that nominated me – Jasmine Lee. Without her selfless dedication in supporting my work all these years, I might not be able to build RDSS up.
I am who I am today because of the amazing people behind me and without them, the true silent heroes, I wouldn’t have come this far. Once again, I like to thank you for your constant support, encouragement, motivation and guidance.
Congratulations to all the nominees and finalists. All of you deserved to receive the same honor as I. Therefore, the award is not just for me but also for all of you!
Like to say a big thank you to Priscilla Gan for your years of involvement with Singapore Silent Heroes. You are the best Silent Hero Ambassador!
All glory to God!”
As a family, we were chosen to walk this journey without knowing what are we expecting. It’s feel lonely and uncertain sometimes but it’s never filled with fear. We know God has a plan so we will continue to go on.

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