Disabled former Penang state badminton player goes 'bake' to basics

16/1/2021 2:07:00 AM
Disabled former Penang state badminton player goes 'bake' to basics

Agatha Yu, the personification of grit and determination, hopes to make a living by baking Chinese New Year cookies after her busking career was affected by the pandemic.

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Agatha Yu, the personification of grit and determination, hopes to make a living by baking Chinese New Year cookies after her busking career was affected by the pandemic. FMTNews FMTLifestyle AgathaYu

Agatha Yu, the personification of grit and determination, hopes to make a living by baking Chinese New Year cookies after her busking career was affected by the pandemic.

For 39-year-old Penangite Agatha Yu, it is a way of life.Many would have wallowed in despair, mourning the loss of their leg. But not Agatha.“In 2012, one of my friends took his own life because he was suffering from depression and I have personally gone through depression so I understand the importance of support,” she told FMT.

This is no small feat even for the ordinary person, but through sheer determination, willpower and an amazing show of strength, Agatha reached her destination.In 2015, however, life threw her another curveball: she was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy – a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord that causes pain, weakness and numbness in her leg.

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