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Travis’ Story in The Birthday Book

Posted on May 17, 2019 by Daphne Seah

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Having to go through everyday life with a disability is difficult enough. It is even harder when one is just a child. 

Recently, Mothership and The Birthday Collective came together to share a selection of essays from the 2018 edition of The Birthday Book Jr. The Birthday Book Jr. is a collection of essays written by children from all over Singapore, aged mostly between 5 and 13. 

Travis Chua’s Story

Among these essays is one written by a 7-year-old boy named Travis Chua. In his essay titled “The roads we take”, he shared his experience with cerebral palsy. 

Travis wrote about his struggles and frustrations in keeping up with his peers. His disability made it difficult for him to write, and at times his body would feel pain and aches. Despite all these challenges, he was hopeful in reaching his desired destination, even if it would take him a longer time compared to his peers.

Despite the difficulties Travis faces in his daily life, he inspires many because of his perseverance and positivity. If you would like to show your support for Travis and other children, the book is available in the link below.