When Ms Tham Yin May gave birth to her first child a decade ago, someone she knew said: “The good thing is, she won’t live for long”.
That insensitive comment stunned the former advertising creative director, intensifying the grief that was already overwhelming her.
Her daughter Vera was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder caused by an error in cell division.
Babies born with the condition have three copies of Chromosome 18 instead of the normal pair, and suffer from a plethora of mental and physical disabilities. Find out more about Yin May’s harrowing fight for her daughter’s survival here: