Disabilities Didn't Stop Zy From Becoming Excellent Swimmer
Last update: 05/03/2018
By Nur Adila Abdul Wahab
GEORGE TOWN, March 5 (Bernama) -- If 12 years ago his birth was greeted with shock and sadness by his parents due to his physical disabilities, but today the special child is the pride of his family because of his ability to swim like a normal person.
Zy Kher Lee, 12, was born with a complete left arm, half a right arm, no right leg and malformed left leg with only three toes.
Zy who was introduced to swimming when he was seven was initially scared of water but swimming sessions twice a week at the Penang Sports Club here made him fall in love with the sport and aspired him to be a paralympic athlete representing the country at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
"Swimming makes me feel normal. I love swimming. At first I was scared with water. Though it was difficult at first but after learning to swim from my father and coach I fell in love with this sport," he told Bernama here.
The pupil of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Perempuan Cina, Jalan Gottlieb, here said he was never ashamed of his disabilities and considered himself as normal as any other children.....