A group of leprosy children on the seesaw. This photo was taken in the 1930s.

A group of leprosy children on the seesaw. This photo was taken in the 1930s.


OUR WORLD

Former Leprosy Patients


Why couldn't those resident raise their flesh and blood in the settlement? What caused them to send their children away knowing that they might never see them again? Who can they turn to when they yearn for their children? Will anyone be able to heal their sorrows and give them hope?




Just One Look - Lee Jin Ai's Story

I first met Lee Jin Ai in the Sungai Buloh Settlement's West Section's "Decrepit Ward". That day, I was initially on my way to meet another patient when I walked past Jin Ai. She stopped me to ask for my help in searching for her daughter...... Read More




It Won't Hurt If I Don't Think of Them - Lim Mei Jing's Story

In 1955, Lim Mei Jing's right toe developed festering sores as a result of leprosy. Acting on the instructions of her doctor, Mei Jing's father brought her to Penang's Pulau Jerejak Settlement to undergo an operation...... Read More




Find One for Me - Tan Cheng Hoe's Story

Tan Cheng Hoe is 84 years old and comes from Singapore. When he was 21 years old, he discovered ulcers on the soles of his feet. A doctor at Tan Tock Seng Hospital diagnosed him with leprosy and sent him off to the leprosarium with..... Read More