Generation Grit: At 17, she went blind. Now 25, she is working to improve lives for people with disabilities

Ms Amanda Chong was born with congenital cataracts. At 17, she became blind and had to relearn everyday tasks. Today, she works at the Ministry of Social and Family Development and leads an active social life.

The thought of losing one's sight completely is terrifying for many people. But Amanda Chong discovered it was nowhere near the end of the world. This is the latest in a series of millennials who inspire us.

SINGAPORE - When Ms Amanda Chong suddenly went blind at the age of 17, it felt like a cruel April Fool's joke.

On April 1, 2011, the Pioneer Junior College student was in class when she suffered a terrible migraine that left her dizzy and wanting to throw up. Then the world went pitch black.

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