03 Jul '11, 3am

Meet Singapore’s ‘Mother Teresa’

Meet Singapore’s ‘Mother Teresa’

Under our "Inspiring People" monthly column, we highlight the incredible journey of one person who has overcome tremendous odds to achieve personal success. This column celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and we hope it will inspire you to reach for your dreams too. This month, we bring to you supercentenarian and prominent social worker Teresa Hsu, whose life's work speaks volumes about the strength of her character and the goodness of her heart. At 47, she enrolled and was accepted into in a three-year nursing course in London meant for students under 25. At 67, she founded one of the first home for the aged sick in Singapore in the 1960s, where she worked until she was 85-years-old. Her passionate work and active lifestyle has won ex-nurse Teresa Hsu various accolades such as the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre's Special Recognition Award (2006) and th...

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